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Burley ‘drugs den’ shut following court order

A West Leeds property linked to drugs-related anti-social behaviour have been ‘closed’ by Leeds City Council.

This follows action taken by the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) and West Yorkshire Police at Leeds Magistrates Court this month, which resulted in a three-month closure order being granted for 15 Kelsall Avenue, between Burley and Hyde Park.

The decision to seek a closure order followed a range of work which has been undertaken to target the organised supply of drugs at the property, and other related forms of anti-social behaviour.

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In total, the police have executed three drug warrants at the property, which resulted on each occasion, with illegal controlled substances found.

As part of the closure order, no one other than agreed individuals will be allowed to access the property, during the three-month period.

Inspector Andy Loftus, who heads the Leeds North West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

“This address was being used solely for the purposes of drug dealing, which has been significantly detrimental to the quality of life of people in the area.

“While we have repeatedly taken action to execute search warrants, resulting in significant seizures of drugs and cash and the arrests of those involved, we recognised the need for a longer term solution.

“The granting of this closure order should provide some much needed relief to those residents who have had to live with the anti-social behaviour associated with this property.”

Any residents suffering from anti-social behaviour can get in touch with LASBT in the following ways: To report in the daytime call 0113 222 4402 or out of hours on 0113 376 0337 (between 6pm and 3.30am).


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