Crack-down closes crack-house

22 November 2016

A property in Stonebridge being used for drug dealing and taking has been closed down by Brent Council and the Police.


Complaints from local residents regarding a constant flow of visitors day and night and nuisance behaviour prompted an investigation ending in a Closure Notice being issued by Willesden Magistrates Court on 17 November 2016.


Nearby residents of the flat in Mordaunt Road, NW10, managed by Brent Housing Partnership, were subjected to noise nuisance, shouting, fighting and odours of heroin and crack cocaine in the communal areas.


Officers from the local Policing Team and Brent Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team attended the premises on a number of occasions and found drugs paraphernalia and persons not known to be living there.


Councillor Tom Miller, Cabinet member for Stronger Communities, said:


"We have listened to our residents who tell us how important tackling anti-social behaviour is and this is another great example of working with the Police to make our community safer


"Everyone in our borough has the right to enjoy living in their homes without experiencing nuisance. This must have been a very unpleasant experience for people living in the area and I am pleased that the people causing problems have been removed."