Police granted closure order for Doncaster house in crackdown on drugs and crime

A house has been boarded up for three months in Edlington
A house has been boarded up for three months in Edlington

A house has been boarded up for three months in a crackdown on drugs and crime in Edlington.

South Yorkshire Police was granted a closure order for a property in Princess Crescent following reports and suspicions of drug offences and criminal activity in and around the house.

Officers applied for the order at court in a hearing in which issues associated with the property were outlined.

In March the force successfully applied for a closure order for a flat in Cadeby House, Balby Bridge, Doncaster, over concerns about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at the property.

Inspector Dan Mcknight said: "We have taken robust action to issue and enforce this notice as activity at the property was causing extreme distress and disruption to the surrounding community.

“I hope our proactive approach and action taken, demonstrates our commitment to work with partners and local authorities to bring offenders to justice and create a safer Doncaster for everyone.

“This is the second residential closure notice issued in Doncaster in response to concerns reported from members of the public and I hope this acts a deterrent to others engaging in any kind of illegal activity.

“This action falls under the wider work we are doing to increase engagement with our residents and communities, to address criminal activity issues and prevent further potential threats.

“All of our officers are dedicated to working with members of the public we serve to identify and where possible, take action to address and resolves concerns reported.”

"If you have any concerns or would like to report anything to police, please contact 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also make reports to a local officer or come along to a community meeting held in your area."