Police and Harrow council shut down property that became a ‘drug and prostitution den’

A property in West London has been shut down after residents complained of anti-social behaviour, including “drug activity and prostitution’.

Police and Harrow Council enforced the closure at an address on Enderley Road, Harrow, following a successful appeal at Willesden Magistrates on July 13, 2021.

Neighbours were left with no other choice but to call on the authorities for help as the activities at the property continued to have a negative effect on the wider community.

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The Council worked with the Police and Community Safety Unit for an application of a premises closure under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014.

The closure will remain in place for three months until October.

Cllr Peymana Assad, Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement, said: “I’m proud of the diligence of the community and the council’s Community Safety Team, which worked alongside the Safer Neighbourhoods Team to provide enough evidence to the court to close this property.

“The Council will always take swift action against those causing nuisance, drug dealing or other types of anti-social behaviour in Harrow, especially towards our community, in this case, our residents in Enderley Road.

“We will continue to take legal action against those who make residents feel unsafe.

“I am sure we can all feel safer after this decisive action that we’ve taken alongside the police.”

Chief Inspector Ed Baildon added: “This property had been a nuisance to the community of Enderley Road with reports of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

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Through the help of the community and the diligence of the Council Community Safety Team and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team, the court was provided with enough evidence to grant this closure.

“We shall continue to work at keeping the area safe and monitor any further issues at the location. Should you have any concerns or information, please get in touch with either the Council, SNT or ring crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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