Closure Order issued on flat in Sackville Street, Kettering

Published: Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Property closed due to drugs

Kettering Borough Council, working with Northamptonshire Police, has successfully applied to the Magistrates Court for a closure order for a flat in Kettering following complaints of drug dealing.

The closure order was granted by Northampton Magistrates’ Court for the property in Sackville Street, Kettering on 25 July. The order is valid for three months and makes it a criminal offence for any person including the tenant to enter the address.

The court were satisfied that making the order was necessary in order to prevent persons engaging in disorderly, offensive or criminal behaviour on the premises.

The Council will be making a further court application to evict the tenant from the property.

If any resident has concerns that similar activity is taking place in their neighbourhood they should first contact Northants Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or 

John Conway, Head of Housing said:

“The Council takes a robust approach to combatting drug dealers. This is the fourth closure order we have obtained against drug dealers in as many months and I would encourage residents to tell us when they see drug dealing in their neighbourhoods”.