A property in Blacon which was reported to be involved in drug activity has been shut down by officers.
A closure order for an address on Hatton Road, Blacon, was granted at Warrington Magistrates’ court on Friday 15 December for a three-month period.
This comes after officers from the Blacon Beat Management Team worked alongside members of the community to gain supporting statements about the detrimental impact the behaviour has had upon their lives, namely drug taking and drug dealing.
The order, which will run for three months, will see the occupants of the address leave the premises and find alternative accommodation.
All windows and doors will now be boarded up and anyone who enters the address during this time is committing a criminal offence and can be arrested.
Police Constable Lauren Davies, of Chester Beat Management, said:
“The closure was obtained with the assistance of the local community as this property was causing considerable issues and impacting negatively on nearby residents’ quality of life.
“I hope this closure will serve as a warning to any Chester residents who choose to behave in this way can lose their homes as a consequence of their actions.
“I would also encourage anyone who has concerns about drug-related issues to please report it to us and we will do everything we can to tackle it and find a solution.
“We take all drug-related reports extremely seriously and will investigate these matters appropriately.”
Anyone with concerns about drug-related crime in their area is asked to report it to Cheshire Police via cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or call 101.