POLICE have shut down a property in Mexborough due to suspected drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
Doncaster Magistrates' Court granted a three-month closure order for the property in Schofield Street on November 8, following an application by officers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.
This is the first time such an order has been enforced in Mexborough.
Over the last 22 months, it is alleged the address has been used for drug dealing and general ASB, said a police spokeswoman.
It is also alleged that the address has been used by members of a local gang to conduct their criminality in the area.
The closure order expires on February 11 next year when the landlord will take back possession of the property. Until then, the property cannot be accessed by anybody (including the landlord).
The premises has been boarded up with metal shutterings covering all the doors and windows.
Anyone who enters the property before the order expires that is not authorised to is guilty of an offence and could be jailed, fined or both.
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