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Police ban use of Wisbech ‘drugs’ flat for 3 months

Closure order on 27 King Street, Wisbech, is valid for 3 months

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A Wisbech flat has been closed by police following complaints about anti-social behaviour (ASB) relating to drug use and dealing. The full closure order was served on 27 King Street yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

It follows a successful application at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and Clarion Housing Association.

It states the premises is closed due to people engaging in disorderly, offensive, or criminal behaviour at the premises and its use has or is likely to result in disorder or serious nuisance to the public.

Complaints from the local community had been made to police and partner agencies about drug supply, use and related anti-social behaviour surrounding use of the flat.

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Police pin closure order on 27 King Street, Wisbech; the order remains in place for 3 months

Police pin closure order on 27 King Street, Wisbech; the order remains in place for 3 months

The order, which is in place until 12 March next year, states the property is closed to anyone other than the emergency services and employees of Clarion Housing.

Failure to comply with the order is a criminal offence which could result in imprisonment for up to three months, a fine, or both.

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PC Lorraine Foster-Bentham, from the Wisbech NPT, said: “Concerns have been brought to our attention about the use of this flat affecting other residents in the area.

“By taking this action we hope to provide some reassurance to the community that we have listened to their concerns and are taking action to resolve the issues.”

Anyone with information about the order being breached should contact police via the web chat service or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Those without internet access should call 101.

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