A house in Grimsby’s East Marsh was closed by police following numerous reports of suspected drug dealers from neighbors.
The notice attached to a barred door and window has been left at the Rutland Street terraced house, prohibiting anyone from entering beyond the North East Lincolnshire Council, the owner, the police, the SSN or the fire department.
The closing order follows an incident last month at an address when a man was arrested by armed police on suspicion of loss.
During that incident the road was closed by the police, who were also supported by a dog unit.
On Sunday, the armed police were back in the area looking for a man carrying a knife around the Oxford Street intersection of Rutland Street.
Humberside police said the closure notice follows the concerns of residents in the community.
Local community police team PC Phill Eayres said, “This is a fantastic result. This closing notice says that if the community tells us about criminal activity in its area, we will act on it.
“I hope this also sends out a strong message that if you commit criminal or antisocial behavior in the East Marsh area we will knock on your door and face the consequences of your actions.”
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Closing orders have become more common in recent months. A home on Lovett Street in Cleethorpes was closed in December, and a number of properties in Scunthorpe were shipped on suspicion of drug dealing.