Highbridge drug den shut down by police

Pc Kat Forrest outside the house which was subject to a closure order in North Avenue, Highbridge. P

Pc Kat Forrest outside the house which was subject to a closure order in North Avenue, Highbridge. Picture: Avon and Somerset Police. - Credit: Archant

A drug den in Highbridge has been shut down by police.

Taunton Magistrates’ Court granted the police application for a three-month closure of the property in North Avenue on Friday.

The court heard how the home was linked to a myriad of incidents of drug dealing and antisocial behaviour.

The address had also been the scene of several offences including arson and assault.

Police antisocial behaviour co-ordinator Cerwyn Pritchard said: “The householder voluntarily left the property earlier this year but was still listed as the tenant while the house continued to be linked to drug supply.


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“We’d like to reassure people with the appropriate evidence we can take action and put a stop to the misery caused by this sort of activity.”

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