Property closed in South Oxhey over drug use

07th March 2018

A property has been closed for three months after neighbours complained about anti-social behaviour and drug activity at the address.

The closure order for the property in Muirfield Road, South Oxhey, was granted at St Albans Magistrates on Monday, March 5, under the Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014.

Hertfordshire Constabulary worked with Three Rivers District Council and Thrive Homes to gather evidence in support of the order - which prevents anyone from entering the property for three months.

Anyone who breaches the order can be arrested.

Community Safety Sergeant Luke Mitchell warned anti-social behaviour will “not be tolerated” in the area.

He said: “This operation has been a well-coordinated approach by members of the Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership and sends out a strong message that this kind of activity will not be tolerated in South Oxhey.

“This type of behaviour can have a hugely detrimental effect on others living in the area and we will continue to do everything in our power to tackle it.

“Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour or drug activity in their neighbourhood is urged to please report the details to us so that we can take action to make your community safer. Your calls can make a real difference.”

Roger Seabourne, who is responsible for Community Safety, said: “This case was escalating out of control and becoming a real concern to members of the community.

"It involved a lot of evidence gathering and partnership work. It’s the result the partnership and community thoroughly deserved.”