Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

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A COURT hearing will take place tomorrow after police served a closure notice at an alleged ‘crack den’.

Up to 40 police officers executed drugs warrants during raids at five addresses in St Helens and one in Liverpool today.

At one property, a flat at 7 Glover Street, officers fixed a closure notice on the front door and will attempt to secure legal powers at St Helens Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday) to shut the property down.

Officers allege it has been used as a “crack house”.

No arrests were made at the address but two men have been arrested – one on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug and the other in connection with handling stolen drugs – as part of the wider police inquiry.

The operation follows complaints from residents in Glover Street and community intelligence that suggests Class A drugs have been used at the flat.

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7:49am Fri 29 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

To be reopened as a McDonalds ?
To be reopened as a McDonalds ? lawman2004
  • Score: 0

8:51am Fri 29 Aug 14

barrie timpson says...

Don't be ridiculous lawman - it's going to be a Pizza place where you can also get coffee.
Don't be ridiculous lawman - it's going to be a Pizza place where you can also get coffee. barrie timpson
  • Score: 3

10:03am Fri 29 Aug 14

Hughwithaview says...

Yes - Pizza, Coffee and a Bra for a £1.00
Yes - Pizza, Coffee and a Bra for a £1.00 Hughwithaview
  • Score: 1

11:19am Fri 29 Aug 14

Terry B says...

Plenty more where that came from! They should be raided every week - don't give 'em chance to settle in!
Plenty more where that came from! They should be raided every week - don't give 'em chance to settle in! Terry B
  • Score: 5

12:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

barrie timpson says...

At least the crack house offers something different?
At least the crack house offers something different? barrie timpson
  • Score: 1

3:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

sean1982 says...

If it was like the majority of the shops what we have in this town then smackheads really got a bargain knocking em out for a quid...
If it was like the majority of the shops what we have in this town then smackheads really got a bargain knocking em out for a quid... sean1982
  • Score: 0

9:19am Sat 30 Aug 14

moaning git says...

Demolish the whole lot of these flats the area will be cleaned up then problem solved
Demolish the whole lot of these flats the area will be cleaned up then problem solved moaning git
  • Score: 1

7:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Terry B says...

Problem moved elsewhere more like - unless they demolish them with the smackheads inside of course! Now there's a thought! Killing two birds with one stone as per the proverb!
Problem moved elsewhere more like - unless they demolish them with the smackheads inside of course! Now there's a thought! Killing two birds with one stone as per the proverb! Terry B
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Sun 31 Aug 14

anthonywilson says...

Surely part of the problem is the lack of poor vetting of tenants via "Under One Roof" either that or that the flats on Glover Street are purposefully used as a convenient dumping group for tenants the housing associations don't want housed anywhere else.
Surely part of the problem is the lack of poor vetting of tenants via "Under One Roof" either that or that the flats on Glover Street are purposefully used as a convenient dumping group for tenants the housing associations don't want housed anywhere else. anthonywilson
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

jumperr says...

I don't think the housing association worry about anything like that, don't seem to practice their policies or follow their tenants agreements
I don't think the housing association worry about anything like that, don't seem to practice their policies or follow their tenants agreements jumperr
  • Score: 3
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