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Drug den and anti-social behaviour hotspot in Tunbridge Wells closed by police

PUBLISHED: 16:59 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59 02 August 2017

Drug and anti-social behaviour concerns have closed this Tunbridge Wells house

Drug and anti-social behaviour concerns have closed this Tunbridge Wells house

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Anyone caught innside the house could face nearly a year in prison

A drug den home to anti-social behaviour in Tunbridge Wells has been issued with an order to close by police, after receiving more than two dozen complaints from neighbours.

Officers went to Sevenoaks’ magistrates to obtain the order, following “persistent drug activity” at the house in Tunnel Road.

The property is now sealed off for just under three months, anyone caught inside risks a fine and just under a year in prison.

A sign has been placed on the door of the house to keep out, with the order lasting from August 2 to October 25.

Sergeant Dave Higham said: “We have received 25 separate calls about this address over the past 14 months. Residents who live in the road, including families with young children have endured persistent antisocial behaviour, often involving groups of people visiting the property, at all hours.

“There have been frequent complaints around drugs use, loud music and also intimidation and the property has been visited by police on a number of occasions.

“Ultimately, these types of issues can make people’s lives a misery and we hope the work undertaken to gather a case for this order will reassure the community that we do not tolerate it and we will respond with appropriate action.

“We are grateful for the support shown by partner agencies and residents and we will continue to actively pursue orders on other properties if they are associated with ongoing incidents of anti-social behaviour or drug activity.”

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