Inside grim Bristol home shut down by police over ‘stabbing, drugs and damage’
The property was ‘littered with syringes’ and rubbish
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Police have released pictures of a squalid Bristol home that has been shut down by the force over a catalogue of crimes including drug dealing, assault and a stabbing.
The house, at Greystoke Avenue in Southmead, has been boarded up after Bristol Magistrates Court granted Avon and Somerset Police ASB teams a three-month closure order.
The court heard on Wednesday (June 22) that a stream of ASB and criminal offences had been linked to the grim property, with police also finding wanted suspects at the address.
Incidents have included drug dealing and use, a stabbing, handling stolen goods, criminal damage, assault and public order offences.
Last year the occupant signed an agreement not to have more than two visitors at a time or allow anyone to deal drugs from their home.
But in April, officers carrying out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act found six people were inside, two of whom were wanted and arrested. The property was littered with ‘used syringes’ and ‘rubbish inside and out’.
Witness statements described 24/7 drug dealing, children being unable to use the nearby park due to drug use and residents living in fear of burglary, assault and damage.
The application was supported at a multi-agency case conference last month and Bristol City Council are expected to start possession proceedings.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Darnell said: “The occupant has been given every opportunity to seek help and support but it’s not reasonable to ask anyone to put up with the utter misery caused by them and their visitors any more.
“It’s thanks to the support of the community and other agencies that the court has granted this order.”