A closure order has been imposed on a property in St Albans due to suspected drug activity and anti-social behaviour.

St Albans Magistrates' Court granted the three-month order on a flat in Telford Court last Thursday (February 22), following an application by St Albans Neighbourhood Policing Team and St Albans District Council.

St Albans Neighbourhood Sergeant Simon Totten said: “We received numerous complaints regarding drug activity and anti-social behaviour at the address, which was having a detrimental effect on residents.

"St Albans City and District Council obtained the order with support from us.


“Local residents should not have to put up with this kind of activity impacting their daily lives.

"I hope this has reassured them that we take reports like this very seriously and along with our partners, have worked hard to gather evidence to support the closure order application.

“We will use every available tactic to tackle anti-social behaviour and I would continue to urge members of the community to report any anti-social behaviour to the police.”

The closure order was granted under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

It bans anyone, other than police or maintenance workers, from entering the property for three months.

Information can be reported to the police at herts.police.uk/report, via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.