Hatfield home closed off by police amid antisocial behaviour complaints

PUBLISHED: 14:17 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 15 March 2018

The property in Stonecross Road, Hatfield, is now being watched by the police. Picture: Police.

The property in Stonecross Road, Hatfield, is now being watched by the police. Picture: Police.

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A house in Hatfield has been banned from being entered while police crack down on drug dealing and anti-social behaviour concerns.

Officers from Welwyn Hatfield’s Community Safety Unit have been successful in securing a Closure Order an address in Hatfield under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The property - a house in Stonecross Road - was being investigated by police following complaints from residents about people using it in an anti-social manner and suspected drug dealing and drug use.

Police were granted a three month Closure Order at St Albans Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, March 15.

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

Hertfordshire Constabulary worked in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to gather evidence in support of the order.

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.

“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.

“I would urge local residents to please continue to report anything of concern to us via the non-emergency number 101 and if you witness a crime or ASB in progress dial 999.”

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