A Walton home has been served a Full Closure Order after continued anti-social behaviour.

The property came to officers’ attention in 2017 after suspicions were raised by nearby residents regarding suspected drug activity at 17 Mellor Close.

It was reported that people would attend the property for a few minutes and then leave.

This continued until November of this year, when more intelligence had been received by police about suspected drug dealing at the address.

Officers carried out a warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and found evidence suggesting County Line drug supply by the occupants.

The Full Closure Order was granted on November 27 at Staines Magistrates Court, under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The property is closed to anyone, and it is an offence for anyone to enter the property until February 26, 2020.

PC Jo Fahey, of the Elmbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We hope the closure granted to the property in Mellor Close brings some relief to the local residents. Anti-social behaviour can have a devastating effect on neighbours, so we’re pleased that the full closure order has been granted.

“We strongly encourage anyone to get in touch if they are aware of a property near them that could be related to drug dealing, or is regularly the source of anti-social behaviour.”