A flat which is believed to be a base for drug dealing has been shut down for three months.

Police have secured a closure order at a flat in Reed Close, London Colney, following reports of anti-social behaviour and suspected drug dealing.

Officers raided the address on July 11 seizing Class A drugs and a Jack Daniels bottle with the security tag attached.

The order, which was granted by St Albans Magistrates Court, means no-one besides Aldwyck Housing Association and the emergency services can enter the flat until October 24. Anyone who breaches the order could be arrested.

St Albans community safety unit sergeant Mike Saunders said: "As well as working with Aldwyck, we also worked with residents whose quality of life was compromised by ongoing anti-social behaviour, which included vehicles turning up at the address at anti-social hours throughout the night.

"We are committed to doing everything in our power to deal with suspected drug use and anti-social behaviour and a closure order is a significant step in giving residents their quality of life back.

Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour or suspected drug activity can report online at www.herts.police.uk/report, or call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

  • Three people were arrested after a drug warrant on July 11. Two of them were further arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.