A HOUSE in Basingstoke has been closed by police because of reports of drug activity there.

The address in Braddock Court in Pelton Road was closed after officers from Basingstoke’s Priority Crime Team secured a partial closure order from Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday, November 7.

Police presented the court with evidence of drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour.

The closure order means that no-one other than those authorised on the court order will be allowed to enter or remain at the address for the next three months.

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If they do, they will be committing a criminal offence and can be arrested.

The order was obtained following partnership work with officers, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Vivid housing association.

Police Sergeant Karla Leese, from the Priority Crime Team, said: “Our officers have taken these steps after receiving reports of drug use and anti-social behaviour at an address in Basingstoke.

“The activities of those living and visiting the address have had an enormous impact on local residents, causing untold misery.

“We would like to thank the local community for their help and patience while we worked with our partners to gather the evidence needed to secure this order.

“These types of closures are never a step which is taken lightly. Yet in instances like these, we will do all we can to stop anti-social behaviour and drug use and the enormous impact it creates.”