Police secure Closure Order for Hatfield flat after suspected drugs activity

PUBLISHED: 16:41 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 06 April 2018

Police have secured a closure order for a flat in Clayton House, Lemsford Road. Picture: Herts Police.

Police have secured a closure order for a flat in Clayton House, Lemsford Road. Picture: Herts Police.

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Police have secured a Closure Order for a Hatfield property following complaints about drug use and antisocial behaviour.

The flat in Clayton House, Lemsford Road, was being investigated by police and the borough council after local residents reported hearing arguments at the address, noisy visitors and suspected drugs activity.

The Closure Order prevents anyone from entering the property for three months and anyone who breaches the order can be arrested.

Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Sergeant Ricki Vaughan said: “To help us in the fight against drugs in Hatfield and associated ASB, we are working closely with partner agencies to put a permanent stop to these crimes.

“Securing these Closure Orders is a significant part of helping us to achieve that.”

He added: “By taking this action to close the addresses, we hope to provide some respite from the on-going issues that cause such misery for neighbours and improve the quality of life for our local communities.”


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