Tenants at Shrewsbury drug raid house can be evicted following closure order

Tenants living at a house in Shrewsbury that was raided last month by police using a chainsaw to cut through the front door can now be evicted.

Officers cut through the front door with a chainsaw
Officers cut through the front door with a chainsaw

Telford Magistrates Court granted a closure order on a property in Bridgeford Way, Monkmoor, at a hearing on Wednesday.

Police have confirmed that the order allows other agencies to now apply for an eviction notice.

A closure order under section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act was sought by police officers.

Access to the property by any person is now prohibited until August 24.

It was determined that the property was being used for criminal activity and it was likely to be so again in the future.

The 40-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were detained when police executed a warrant at the property, where they seized a quantity of Class A drugs, cash and mobile phones.

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