A house that was used for drug dealing in Brent has been closed down after many complaints from local residents.
The crack house in Albert Terrace, Stonebridge was served with a closure notice of three months by police on Wednesday, September 16 following reports of anti-social behaviour and drug abuse.
Police, Brent Community Safety Team and Brent Housing Partnership took action after receiving numerous complaints from locals highlighting problems such as drug dealing, Class A drugs in the house, harassment and intimidation to residents by visitors to the property, noise, urination outside, acts of violence and disruptive behaviour.
Sergeant Damien Smith of Stonebridge Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "Working in partnership with a number of agencies and local residents we have been able to obtain sufficient evidence to close this property for 90 days.
“Local residents have been subjected to noise nuisance and drug users visiting the address at all hours.
"The successful closure sends out a clear message that we listen to our community and act upon the information they provide so we can improve the quality of life of Brent residents.
"I would like praise PC O'Connell who really put the effort in from start to finish to obtain this closure order."
Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Cllr James Denselow said: "Brent Council staff and police officers work hand in glove, sharing an office and relying on a well-developed network of community intelligence to spot any problem premises early.
"As well as using the legislation to shut down crack houses, we work hard in signposting individual drug users into support and treatment, to address the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.
"Organised drug dens and crack houses are a blight though, and we'll continue to close them down."