Drugs den shut twice in 24 hours

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A drugs den was shut down twice in Luton within 24 hours after a closure notice was breached.

On the morning of Wednesday, February 15, officers executed a warrant at Kingsland Road, Luton and found a large stash of Class A drugs and drug paraphernalia.

One man from Bedford was arrested at the location for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and later charged and bailed to appear in court on 9 March.

A 24-hour closure notice was placed at the location, which was broken the same day. This resulted in one person being arrested and charged with breaching of the closure notice.

The Bedfordshire Police Op Sentinel team then attended a court hearing on Thursday, and a three month closure order was put at the location by the judge.

PC Hollie Nicholson, from Op Sentinel, said: “We are really happy with the closure notice, it shows our commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour and related crime in the area.

“We also want to encourage residents to come forward with information and report anti-social behaviour and other crimes to the police.”

If you want to contact Bedfordshire Police’s Op Sentinel team you can email them on OpSentinel@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk , if you are a resident of Central Bedfordshire you can use OpSentinelCentral@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk email address.

If you wish to report a crime call 101, in case of emergency always call 999. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.