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29 May 2012: Lambeth London Living forces crack den closure

Tenants living in a crack house in Kennington are set to be given their marching orders following successful legal action by Lambeth London Living.

Working with the police, and with the support of local residents, Lambeth London Living officers helped to compile a dossier of evidence to get the drug dealers out and the crack house closed down.

Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia at the house when they raided it, and they were later granted a closure order for the property, during which time Lambeth London Living took legal action to gain an outright possession order from Lambeth County Court.

The tenants will be evicted shortly, giving full and final closure to the misery suffered by neighbours.

Lambeth London Living chief executive, Neil Litherland said: “Local residents told us that the activities at this house were making their lives a misery. Drugs and the anti social behaviour that goes with it, has no place on any of our estates and we will always take action to get rid of this kind of scourge”.

Partnership Chief Inspector Stuart Bell comments; "This is a clear example of how working in partnership can achieve results to benefit our communities.

“The Met Police is committed to making Lambeth a safer place to be and will continue enforcing the law while mounting proactive operations to detect drug offences and tackling the associated anti-social behaviour. 

“If you have any information about drug dealing in your area then we implore you to contact Police by dialling 101 so together, we can take action.

“In an emergency always dial 999".