Two Bedford properties closed after links to drugs and anti-social behaviour

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Residents and communities surrounding two Bedford properties will now have respite from on-going anti-social behaviour after the Police were granted closure orders.

Two properties, linked to anti-social behaviour and drug crime, have been targeted by the Bedford Community Policing team for three-month closure orders.

The first property in Palgrave Road had been the source of anti-social behaviour issues to neighbours.

Secondly, a property in Charnwood Avenue had been reportedly linked to drug crime and a search of the property by the Policing team found clear evidence of drug use.

The Police, housing association and Bedford Borough Council worked collaboratively to resolve local community concerns and apply for the closure orders, which were granted last week.

Sergeant Emma Underwood, of the Bedford Community Policing team, said, “We are pleased the closure orders will bring some respite to the neighbours and surrounding communities of these properties, which have had to put up with antisocial behaviour and drug misuse.

“The concerns of our local communities are always our priority. We always encourage residents to report any concerns they have about their neighbourhoods.

“This helps us build a better picture of the issues in the area and investigate any ongoing criminal activity, working with our partners to resolve issues.”

If you have any concerns about drug crime, antisocial behaviour or any other crime in your neighbourhood you can report online at www.bedfordshire.report.uk or by calling 101.

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