A HOUSE linked to drug dealing and violence has been shut down by police.

Cheshire Police were granted a closure order the property on Scott Street in Orford by Warrington Magistrates Court on Friday, September 10.

This means that nobody will be allowed to enter the address, which ‘blighted the community’, for the next three months.

It comes after the force received a string of complaints over drug users residing in the home and violent incidents both inside and in the street.

Sergeant Alex Reeves, of Cheshire Police’s Warrington problem-solving team, said: “The address was occupied by two local drug users in a residential area consisting mainly of families and elderly residents.

“The activity of people inside and outside the address was causing concern to members of the community and the risk of harm it could pose to children living in the area.

“We then spoke to the local community and gathered as much evidence and information we could in order to successfully apply for the closure order and for it to be imposed.

“I know residents are grateful and pleased with the work officers have done to achieve this outcome and applauded them on the day – I want to make it clear that we will not allow the actions of a few individuals to cause misery, fear and harm to the community.

“This is an example of our continued commitment to tackle those who engage in drug and anti-social behaviour in order to make it a safer place for residents to live.”