Cliftonville flat shut down by Kent Police over drug dealing and anti-social behaviour complaints

Police have shut down the property at Clifton Walk

Police have shut down a property in Cliftonville which was at the centre of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing complaints.

Officers have been repeatedly called to the flat in Clifton Walk following reports of late-night shouting, suspected drug dealing and a recent small fire.

At Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 17 May officers from the Thanet Community Safety Unit obtained a closure order forbidding anyone except the landlord or the estate agent from entering the property for three months.

Anyone who does enter the property will be committing an offence under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and could be arrested.

PC Michaela Hill, of Thanet Community Safety Unit, said: “Kent Police understands the impact anti-social behaviour and drug dealing has on residents and we will use every avenue open to us to tackle those issues.

“I hope the closure of this property ends the criminal behaviour those living in the area have experienced, and we will continue to monitor the situation and take further action if necessary.”

11 Comments

  1. Better later than never people where asking a few years ago but proof was needed once they had it action was taken. Well done everyone.

  2. The whole of cliffton (vile) should be shut down and most other parts of Margate. One giant drug den and wrong ones walking the festered streets.

    • Got on the bus with my daysava, smoke da reefa in da corner, lay low, do a grand theft auto, in my 05 V6 clio twin turbo.

    • Such ignorance and prejudice displayed. I suppose Mervin thinks he is a wit while Mary probably reviles all those whom she deems ‘others’. What a great place to live.

  3. Duke Street and Hatfield road in Margate are well known in the area for that kinda of stuff too .

  4. Cliftonville being Cliftonville, I’m surprised this hit the news. Isn’t all this normal there?

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