Drug dealers had a rude awakening after police officers forced entry to their flat during a dawn raid. Around a dozen police officers swooped on the property in Baldock as part of a massive operation across three counties. Two men were arrested at the sc
Drug dealers had a rude awakening after police officers forced entry to their flat during a dawn raid.
Around a dozen police officers swooped on the property in Baldock as part of a massive operation across three counties.
Two men were arrested at the scene and a packet, thought to contain either crack or heroin, was seized by police.
At least one of the men is known to the police and had been under surveillance for some time.
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A resident living close to the address said: "It's been totally obvious and I think a lot of people have noticed. I have not felt safe recently but I obviously feel safer now. It's reassuring to see the police."
Pc Steve Gibbs of the Baldock community team said: "Baldock is not a den of iniquity. We are just helping to make a safe place even safer. I was aware of the community concern about these activities and it's nice that the community can return to some sense of normality in that area."
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Police are applying to magistrates tomorrow (Friday) for a three-month closure order of the property, owned by North Hertfordshire Homes, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
The tenants also face eviction from their home, if a conviction is secured, in accordance with NHH policy.