A DRUG den that affected quality of life for residents in an area of Willesden has been shut down by police.
The crack house,in Balmoral Road, was a magnet for addicts who would visit during all hours of the day and intimidate neighbours.
On August 6, the property,owned by Stadium Housing Association, was hit with a closure notice by officers from Willesden Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team, following numerous complaints about the anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.
PC Steven Brown, Willesden Green 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 under the crack house legislation.
"Local residents have been subject to noise nuisance and drug users visiting the address at all hours.
"We are now working closely with Stadium Housing to ensure a full permanent closure."
Councillor Hayley Matthews, responsible for crime prevention, said: "Brent Council is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour.We want all Brent residents to feel and be safe and work closely with our partners to achieve this aim.
"I hope that this crack house closure will relieve the residents of Balmoral Road from the problems they have experienced."
Anyone experiencing problems of anti-social behaviour should contact their Safer Neighbourhoods Team by visiting www.met.police.uk/brent or calling 020 7372 1212.