Hartlepool ‘crack house’ to be re-let
Issued on behalf of and with the approval of Housing Hartlepool
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A house ‘crack house’ used for drug dealing has been taken back into possession by Housing Hartlepool.
The house, at Iber Grove, Owton Manor, was boarded up three months ago when the police took out a court closure order because of drug activity at the premises.
The former tenant will now be given the opportunity to empty the house of personal possessions before Housing Hartlepool offer it to a new occupant.
Housing Hartlepool officers, accompanied by the police, repossessed the house on Monday. Shutters over windows and doors will remain in place to protect the property until a new tenant moves in.
Libby Griffiths, Tenancy Relations and Enforcement Manager for Housing Hartlepool said: “The house was closed as a result of drugs activity and to protect residents living in the area from any further anti-social behaviour. We are determined that our properties will not be used as ‘crack houses’ and will work with the police and the courts to remove those involved from our communities.
“The tenant will be given the opportunity to empty the house during the weeks ahead and then we will endeavour to have the necessary repairs to the property done as quickly as possible to allow a new resident to move in.
“We would like to thank residents for their support and would encourage anybody who is suffering anti-social behaviour associated with drug dealing to contact us immediately on 01429 525252, or by email to email@example.com.”
An officer from Housing Hartlepool, accompanied by a police officer, take possession of a house at Owton Manor, Hartlepool, that was closed after becoming a drugs den.