A Hemel Hempstead property has been closed after reports of assaults, drug offences and "rowdy behaviour".

A full closure order for the Livingstone Walk home was granted on Friday (January 26), at St Albans Magistrates' Court.

The order prevents anyone other than the emergency services and utility companies from entering the address for the next three months.

Anyone who breaches this order could be arrested, with "further action" taken against them.

Sergeant Craig Butler said: "The behaviour of the occupant and other individuals associated with the property was causing fear among the local community.

"No one should have to feel like this in their own home.

“Working alongside our local partners, we’ve sought and successfully obtained several closure orders over the past 12 months and will continue to do so wherever necessary.

“If you’re experiencing similar issues in your neighbourhood, please continue to report it, as it helps us to build up the evidence we need to take action.”

Claire Hamilton, CEO for Dacorum Borough Council, added: “Dacorum Borough Council are pleased to have assisted Hertfordshire Constabulary in successfully obtaining a closure order on a property that was causing severe anti-social behaviour and nuisance.

“Officers attended court together, in order to give evidence relating to the substantial anti-social behaviour reports that had been received, over a sustained period of time.   

“The closure order highlights our commitment to working together to create a clean, safe and enjoyable environment for all.

"Anti-social behaviour committed throughout the borough of Dacorum will not be tolerated and we will continue to work in collaboration with our partners, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community.”


Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.