Monday, 24 May 2010

Drug-House to Remain Sealed Off

By Ben Aulakh

A house in Leicester that was boarded up after it was discovered the property was a crack den, will remain sealed off for a further three months.

The house on Zetland Walk, Beamont Leys was closed up after a crack house closure order was granted on March 19 at Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

Any person entering the house over the next three months could be arrested by police.

Last week local Councillor Annette Byrne attended court with neighbourhood officers to hear Magistrates extend the closure for a further three months.

Inspector Toby Day, Commander of the Beaumont Leys Local Policing Unit said, “I am really pleased with this result.

“People in the area have already seen an improvement in their quality of life since the closure of this property.

The police urge anyone suffering from any form of drug-related activities or associated anti-social behaviour to contact them.

Councillor Byrne added: “To quote a few of the residents round there ‘it’s heaven’ since the crack house was closed, its back to how it used to be a few years ago.

“I’m so pleased that we have got this extension and I am full of admiration for the residents who gave evidence to achieve this.”

Anyone who suspects that a premises is being used as a crack house or has any information relating to drug-related crime is urged to call Leicestershire Constabulary on 0116 222 2222.

Or you can call Crimestoppers free and anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Photograph from Leicester Constabulary

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