Friday, 14 September 2007



A flat in Prince Rock was boarded by the city council's antisocial behaviour unit after complaints from locals about it allegedly being used as a drug den.The flat, at 16F William Avenue, was targeted by the council on Thursday morning after it issued a possession order.

A spokesman for the council said the order was served on Nigel Lane, who was a council tenant at the address, in July, which required he leave the premises within 28 days.

The spokesman said the possession order, made at the magistrates court, followed "ongoing complaints from neighbours about drug-related anti-social behaviour at the property."

The spokesman added: "During the two years that Lane was a tenant, four warrants were executed at the property under the Misuse of Drugs Act and six arrests were made, leading to four drug-related convictions.

"We arranged for the property to be secured and boarded up. Lane had already left the property. "

Two people - a woman and a teenager - were arrested by officers at the property after allegedly breaching their antisocial behaviour orders.

A 15-year-old boy later appeared at youth court on the charge of breaching bail conditions.

A woman appeared on the charge of breaching an Asbo issued on December 19, 2006, at Plymouth magistrates and prohibited her from residing, entering or remaining on any council owned/controlled or managed residential premises for more than 24 hours after being notified that the property was council owned.

Her case was adjourned until September 21.

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