A number of flats being repeatedly taken over by anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing has been partially sealed by order of a magistrates' judge – after neighbours raised concerns to the police.

The order on three flats in Furnival Place, Slough was granted on Thursday, April 1, by Reading Magistrates' Court under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014.

Police applied for the order against the property following complaints of anti-social behaviour.

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There were also concerns around drug dealing and 'disturbances' originating from the property.

Slough Observer:

The partial closure prevents anyone other than the specified persons listed on the order from entering the property for a period of three months.

Anyone who enters the house will commit an offence and would be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment, a fine, or both.

Sergeant Cerrig Shardlow of the Slough Neighbourhood Engagement Team, said: “We are aware that the community have raised ongoing problems at Furnival Avenue, Slough.

“As such we have worked with our partners at Slough Borough Council and One Housing Solutions, who manage the block, to take action over these ongoing problems which are largely associated with drugs.

“The closure order means that no one is allowed to enter the above three properties, apart from those who are exempt as stated in the order.

“Anyone who does enter the property would be committing a criminal offence.

“We thank the public for raising these issues to us and we will continue to work with our partners to resolve such issues within our communities.”