|Drugs House Closed Down|
Anyone who enters Southall property will be arrested
Ealing Council applied a closure order last week on a Southall house associated with anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing.
The closure order for the house at 15 Victoria Road was granted by Ealing Magistrates Court last Thursday (1 August), and served by the council’s safer communities team on Friday.
Under this order, anyone who enters the house over the next three months until 1 November is committing a criminal offence, and risks being arrested.
The owner was also ordered by Ealing Magistrates Court to pay the council more than £4,500 in costs.
The council worked with police to collect evidence for the premises closure application, including reports from residents of anti-social behaviour arising from drug-dealers and addicts using the house.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “This is a great outcome for residents of this street, who were too afraid to leave their homes after dark while this drug-house was in operation. By closing this house, the council has made this part of the borough safer, and helped protect residents from being affected by on-going criminal activity in their street.”
To report anti-social behaviour to the council’s safer communities team, call 020 8825 5994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 8th 2013