Closure order granted for address in Box to tackle drug activity
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A partial closure order has been granted for an address in Box near Corsham following reports of ongoing drug activity.
Magistrates in Swindon granted the order for the address in Vine Court this morning following an application by the Corsham Neighbourhood Team. Officers have been working closely with residents in the area in relation to the application following ongoing reports that drug dealing was taking place at the address.
The closure order means nobody can attend the address unless specifically named on the order for the next three months. Officers will continue to conduct regular visits to ensure the order is being adhered to.
A drugs warrant has previously been executed at the address in June, and two people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. Both have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Det Con Kev Golledge of the Neighbourhood Team, said: “Working with Greensquare Accord and the local Councillor, the team have now obtained a partial closure order on the address, which allows only the tenant to be at the address in order to prevent further such offending and anti social behaviour impacting on the local community.
“Closure orders are often used effectively across the county to prevent addresses being used as a base for dealing drugs.
“The Corsham Neighbourhood team are continuing to work closely with Greensquare Accord regarding the tenancy of this address.” To report suspected drug activity in your area, call 101. If a crime is in progress, call 999.