Gosport Drugs Den closed by Council and Police

A drugs den has been shut down by police after bloodied bandages, discarded needles and other paraphernalia were found discarded.

A council applied for the other after residents raised concerns of criminal behaviour, drug dealing, and begging.

Portsmouth Crown Court approved the order for closure of 13 Niton Close, Gosport, following an application by Gosport Borough Council and Hampshire Constabulary.

The order means that it is a criminal offence to enter the property, which has now been sealed up.

Inspector Richard Thompson from Gosport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve worked with Gosport Borough Council to obtain statements and obtained photographic evidence, along with body worn video footage, leading to this successful application to the court.

“This was swift action which was also prompted by intelligence obtained from local beat officers and reports given to Gosport Borough Council’s housing team.

“It’s a great example of community policing working alongside partner agencies to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Niton Close.

“This type of activity has a huge impact on the wider community and people visiting the area.

“This order sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will use every available power to stop it”.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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