'crack house' closed by police after court ruling
have this week been granted a 'crack house closure order' on a
home in Burnham-On-Sea.
at North Somerset Magistrates Court have approved the order for
64 Worston Lane, allowing the closure of the premises after ruling
it is used in connection with 'the production, supply or use of
Class A drugs'.
application, which was granted on Tuesday November 27th, was made
following a joint investigation between Burnham Police and Homes
In Sedgemoor into drug crime and related anti-social behaviour.
Tuesday's hearing, the tenant has been forced to leave the property,
which has been sealed.
officer explained that anyone entering the building over the next
three months will be committing an offence and can be arrested.
have been put up explaining why the property has been closed down
and local residents have been informed of the action taken.
Rollinson, Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We hope that our actions send out a clear message that we
will not tolerate any sort of behaviour that has such a negative
impact on the quality of people's lives."
Ian Bartlett from Burnham Police added: "No one wants drug
crime on their doorstep, it can be intimidating and a nuisance
so this closure is very positive for the local community. It should
serve as warning that if you break the law in this way, you could
lose your home."
would like to thank the community who provided us with information
regarding suspected drug misuse. You are our eyes and ears. Please
continue to talk to us and provide that vital information however
small you may think it is."
Lang, Chief Executive of Homes in Sedgemoor, added: "Homes
in Sedgemoor do not tolerate anti-social behaviour and we are
committed to ensuring our neighbourhoods are safe places to live.
Working in partnership has successfully proven that action can
be taken to address unacceptable behaviour."
Residents who have information about drug crime or other suspected
criminality, should contact Burnham Police by calling 101 or anonymously
via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.