A closure order has been secured at a flat that was used in "drug-related incidents".

Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership gathered evidence in support of the order at Malden House, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey following crime and disorder at the premises.

The order, which was granted on Wednesday, February 5, means no one can enter the property for three months. Anyone who breaches the order can be arrested.

Cllr Roger Seabourne, Lead Member for Community Safety, said: “Three Rivers District Council continues to take action against ASB, crime and disorder. The disorder around this property including drug-related incidents and the impact on the community was continuous.

"We are committed to working in partnership with our residents, the Police and Housing Providers. We will protect our communities and these closure orders demonstrate how determined we are to provide safe spaces for all within Three Rivers.”

A partial closure order had previously been granted at the property which allowed the tenant to stay in situ.

Three Rivers District Council worked in partnership with Hertfordshire Police and Thrive Homes to secure the full closure order.

Sergeant Dan Amos, who leads the Oxhey Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This case is a prime example of how close partnership working can have a hugely positive impact on the community. Crime and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in South Oxhey and closure orders are just one of the tools we use to combat these issues.

"We will continue working alongside Three Rivers District Council and housing providers to tackle them head on.”