Police have boarded up a house due to criminal behaviour.

An address in Ladies Grove, St Albans, was issued a partial closure order by police on Tuesday (September 24) morning due to drug activity at the property.

Before the order was issued, officers carried out a warrant at the address on August 15, where three residents were arrested.

One woman, 57, was arrested on suspicion of fraud and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. This was in relation to fraudulently obtaining £900 worth of meat from a butcher.

A 43-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

They are on police bail until December 12, 2019 and wraps found at the scene, which are believed to be drugs, were seized.

Sergeant Mike Saunders, from the Community Safety Unit, said: “We worked closely with St Albans City and District Council to apply for the closure order as we believe the tenants were causing disruption residents in Ladies Grove.

“We were able to prove that the occupants of Ladies Grove have been involved in criminal behaviour at this property and therefore the court, under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, put the partial closure order on.

“This means that only the tenant and one other named person, the council and the emergency services are able to enter the address for three months until Christmas (23 December 2019). A breach of the order is a criminal offence under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.”