Police close Derbyshire house for three months over drug and antisocial behaviour concerns

A Derbyshire property has been closed by officers for the next three months following concerns about drug use and antisocial behaviour.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 2:30 pm

Derby Magistrates Court granted a three-month closure order on the address at Hurst Rise in Matlock on Monday, May 10.

It follows work from the town’s local safer neighbourhood policing team and Derbyshire Dales District Council to target concerns around drug misuse, crime and anti-social behaviour.

Sergeant Daniel Brooks, of the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Anti-social behaviour can have a negative impact on the lives of other residents and the local community, and this shows how we can work alongside our partners to ensure that it won’t be tolerated.

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A property in Matlock has been closed for three months, following concerns surrounding drugs and anti-social behaviour.
A property in Matlock has been closed for three months, following concerns surrounding drugs and anti-social behaviour.

“We will continue to actively target anti-social behaviour, crime and drug related activity and I would urge anyone with concerns to report them to the police so that we can investigate and take appropriate action where necessary.”

The District Council's Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said: "We are delighted to be leading on some excellent partnership work with residents and other groups in this part of Matlock through the innovative Hurst Farm Regeneration Project and we are determined that isolated anti-social behaviour such as this should not be allowed to impact on progress.

"Our own legal team and other council officers have assisted in this closure order and we will continue to work closely with local police to crack down on any anti-social behaviour here and throughout the Dales."

The property will stay shut until August 10, 2021 and anyone who breaches the closure order ‘without reasonable excuse’ could face imprisonment along with a fine.

To report concerns about suspicious activity, drug use, or anti-social behaviour residents should get in touch with Derbyshire Police on one of their non-emergency contact methods.

You can send the force a private message on Facebook, a direct message through their contact centre on Twitter, complete an online contact form via their website or call them using 101.

You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on their 24-hour helpline: 0800 555 111.

But in the event of an emergency or if a crime is in progress, residents are reminded to call 999.

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