An address in Middlesbrough has been the subject of a closure order after ongoing antisocial behaviour and drug use was reported by other residents on the street.

A rental property on Bush Steet, near Albert Park, was handed a closure order on Tuesday, April 11, as other residents reported "serious nuisance and disorder" at the address. 

This included disturbances caused by drug dealing, arguments and fighting in the street, threats of violence by groups of men at the address, frequent drug use and dealing, people knocking on doors trying to sell stolen goods and residents not feeling safe enough to let their children play outside.

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Police also seized crack cocaine from the address whilst carrying out a drugs warrant in early March. 

Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team successfully gained the closure order and carried out the closure of the property with the assistance of residents and Middlesbrough Council Neighbourhood Safety Team.  

Neighbourhood Sergeant John Sproson said: “After ongoing issues that have caused torment to residents, we’re pleased to say that the tenants have now been removed from the property.

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“Residents were clearly pleased with the result and numerous people came out to thank us whilst we were closing up the property. The residents are the reason we do what we do, people shouldn’t have to live in misery.

“This closure order is necessary to prevent the escalation of such nuisance and further crime. Anyone who has crime or antisocial behaviour to report to us can do so with the confidence that it will be dealt with appropriately.”

Anyone wishing to report crime or antisocial behaviour is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers either online at or by calling 0800 555 111.