Two flats have been shut down for three months after neighbours complained about drug dealing.

Police received numerous calls about the addresses in Barton Way and Canterbury House in Borehamwood.

Members of the public reported that the sites had become a hotspot for drug dealing and drug use, while noise was also an issue.

Suspected cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and cash was seized from both flats.

The closure order granted by St Albans Magistrates' Court on April 26 means no one can use the properties and anyone who does could be arrested.

Hertfordshire Constabulary worked in partnership with housing association Clarion Housing to gather evidence in support of the closure orders.

PC John Phelan from the Hertsmere community safety unit said: “For many months we responded to numerous complaints about the ASB and suspected drug use and drug dealing at the properties.

"Securing these Closure Orders is significant in the fight against drugs and associated drugs in Borehamwood.”

“By taking this action to close the addresses, we hope to provide some respite from the on-going issues that cause such misery for neighbours and improve the quality of life for our local communities."

Police urge anyone who is concerned about antisocial or criminal behaviour to report it to 101.

  • A 54-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, all from Borehamwood, have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply (cannabis). They have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.