A MAN renting a house in a vicarage has complained about repeatedly seeing drug dealing and antisocial behaviour outside his window.

Luke moved into St Stephens Vicarage in July and said he is now concerned at his children seeing criminal behaviour every day.

He said: “When we came to move in here we weren’t really told that it was a hotspot for heroin users.

“There’s an area right outside my window that’s been used for people coming and going for a really long time.

“There’s a gateway we put in to protect ourselves and a PCSO would sometimes come round, it got a bit better but they have come back since then.

“The last couple of weeks we have been working from home and it’s been going on every single day.”

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Luke said their back garden leads to a passage where “everyone is doing drugs” meaning his “kids can’t out”.

He continued: “I don’t want them to be six steps away from my house and to be looking into our window.

“There’s needles all over the grass and then huge drug deals going on.

“This area needs to be made more secure. We need some sort of surveillance to stop it happening or things put in place either by the police or by the church.

“It seems to always be brushed under the carpet. I am literally sat here watching major drug deals.”

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A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “We received a report at 2.09pm on Thursday, December 2 of people acting anti-socially outside an address in St Stephens Way in Bournemouth.

“It was reported that a large group were drinking, smoking and acting suspiciously. Officers attended and words of advice were given to the group, which then dispersed.

“A further report was received at 12.14pm the following day of suspected drug related activity at the same location. Officers attended and found the group had already dispersed. The person reporting the incident was spoken to by officers.

“Another report was received at 1.07pm on Monday, December 6 of suspected drug dealing taking place at the location and threats made to damage property, by people who had subsequently left the scene.

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“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have been carrying out enquiries into these matters and have attended on several occasions to speak with the victim, offering security advice and reassurance.

“Local officers have been maintaining regular patrols in the vicinity and will continue to provide reassurance to residents in the community.

“We have not received any further reports of anti-social behaviour in St Stephens Way and officers will continue to investigate the matters and carry out proactive patrols.”