Drug den shut down on Corby's Kingswood estate

The house has been boarded up

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:48 pm
The street has a chequererd history.
The street has a chequererd history.

A drug house on a notorious Corby street has been shut down by the authorities.

The house at 61 Culross Walk has been boarded up after complaints about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

It is the second house to be shut down on Culross Walk in just over a year. In December 2018 number 87 Culross Walk was also boarded up after complaints of a similar nature.

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A separate house was raided back in 2019

In July last year, another house in the street was raided after it was linked to county lines drug dealing.

Culross Walk, along with neighbouring Barnard and Balmoral, has one of the highest crime rates in Corby.

The latest closure was enforced by Corby Borough Council’s Community Safety Team in partnership with Northamptonshire Police.

The house has now been secured and Community Safety Officers have fixed copies of the Closure Order to the premises to make it clear that it is a criminal offence for any unauthorised person to enter the address.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles, said: “This is a great result thanks to the hard work of our dedicated Safer Corby Team. It is Corby Borough Council’s priority to keep residents safe and we will not accept drug use or anti-social behaviour in any of our properties.

"Thank you to the hard working team for getting us to this result and we now encourage residents to please report any attempts they may witness to access the property is reported to the Police.”