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Police shut down estate drugs den
A house on one of Leicester's estates which had been used as a drugs den has been closed down by the police.

Officers said the property on the St Matthew's estate was used for taking and supplying Class A drugs and was "a magnet for anti-social behaviour".

Using powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, the police applied for permission to shut it down.

The occupants have been evicted and the house will be boarded up and empty for at least three months.

It is the fourth such premises to be closed down by Leicestershire Police in recent months.

Leicester Magistrates granted permission to close the property down at a hearing on Wednesday.




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