Southport drugs den closure extended by six months

Merseyside Police has extended the closure order to a block of flats in Southport following a hearing at South Sefton Magistrates Court yesterday, Thursday 6 October.

The extended order was granted for eight flats at 15 Talbot Street, and will now remain in place until 8 January 2017.

The orders were originally applied for in July by the local Neighbourhood policing team in response to community intelligence in relation to the supply of drugs.

Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher said: “I am delighted that this order has been extended, which is the biggest of its kind in the North West.

“We will continue to make every effort to identify and take action against premises linked to drug supply, which can have such a devastating effect on the lives of those living in the area.

“I would encourage any members of the community who have any further information on drug dealing and other crime to call us via our 101 number or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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