North Bristol neighbourhood becoming anti-social hotspot as police make another property closure

The property has been linked with anti-social behaviour and drug dealing

A Southmead property described as a ‘non-stop drug store’ with constant queues of people outside has been closed by police.

Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol City Council worked together to secure a three-month closure order for the property, in Ambleside Avenue, Southmead, today (September 27).

The Southmead area has become a hotspot for these kinds of closures, with this becoming the seventh closure order granted by Bristol Magistrates Court in the neighbourhood.

A nearby resident described the property as a ‘non-stop drug store’ with sometimes eight of nine people queuing outside.

They said: “There was constant shouting, swearing and fighting, both in and outside the property.

“Residents lived in fear of having their homes invaded and felt they had to choose carefully the times to leave their homes unattended.”

The council will now commence repossession proceedings, with the aim of repossessing the property.