POLICE have issued a drugs house closure order at a Boscombe flat amid claims of drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour.

Officers applied for the order for the flat in The Crescent and it was issued by Bournemouth magistrates on Friday June 6.

The order was issued under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 after complaints from local residents and police have pledged to continue to act on the concerns of the public.

A drugs warrant was executed at the property four months ago and, since then, officers have been gathering evidence.

PC Dan Frost, of Boscombe Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have listened to residents’ concerns and taken positive action on their behalf. I now hope all the residents can live peacefully in their homes.

“I would like to thank the residents for their patience, on-going support and their assistance. This success would not have happened without their help. By working together as a team, Dorset Police and the community can make Boscombe a better and safer place for everyone.”

The closure order has been imposed for three months and details have been posted on the front of the flat. Anyone found breaching the closure order will be arrested.

PC Frost continued: “We will always seek to take action and use police powers where there is evidence of drug activity and anti-social behaviour.

“I would also encourage local residents to report any concerns to Dorset Police in confidence or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information about crime or suspicious activity should call Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.