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Matlock house closed over drug and anti-social behaviour concerns.

A property in Matlock where concerns were raised around drugs and anti-social behaviour has been closed for three months.

On Monday 10 May Derby Magistrates Court granted a three-month closure order on the address at Hurst Rise.

The action follows work by the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and Derbyshire Dales District Council to target concerns around drug misuse, crime and anti-social behaviour.

Sergeant Daniel Brooks, of the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Anti-social behaviour can have a negative impact on the lives of other residents and the local community, and this shows how we can work alongside our partners to ensure that it won’t be tolerated.

“We will continue to actively target anti-social behaviour, crime and drug related activity and I would urge anyone with concerns to report them to the police so that we can investigate and take appropriate action where necessary.”

The District Council’s Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said: “We are delighted to be leading on some excellent partnership work with residents and other groups in this part of Matlock through the innovative Hurst Farm Regeneration Project and we are determined that isolated anti-social behaviour such as this should not be allowed to impact on progress.

“Our own legal team and other council officers have assisted in this closure order and we will continue to work closely with local police to crack down on any anti-social behaviour here and throughout the Dales.”

The property is closed until 10 August 2021, and anyone who breaches the closure order without reasonable excuse is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment and/or a fine.

To report concerns about suspicious activity, drug use, or anti-social behaviour please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency, or if a crime is taking place, you should always call 999.

This is part of Operation Derbyshire, which runs until the end of May. It sees officers and staff sharing with our communities the work that is going on to tackle crime in the county and support victims.

We recognise that many crimes have a devastating effect on the victim and those close to them, but they may not always be in the spotlight – these crimes will be the focus of this operation.

Operation Derbyshire will also highlight the work that we and our partners do to support victims and bring offenders to justice.