Police action sees drug dealer evicted from Welland Estate and equipment taken from Werrington house due to noise

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

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A convicted drug dealer has been evicted from her flat on the Welland Estate.

Police and housing association Cross Keys Homes removed the woman from the property last week.

Sergeant Warren Bottell said: “This particular issue came about as a result of a police operation back in November 2014.

“A warrant was executed and the occupant of the flat was caught in possession of Class A drugs in sufficient quantity, along with other evidence to convict her of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

“Having been convicted of the offence in September 2015, an application was made by Cross Keys to the High Court for an eviction order which was granted after a short hearing supported by evidence given by the police and Cross Keys.

“High Court bailiffs attended with the police and the tenant was formally evicted from her flat. It may take some time to resolve these types of problems but in the end justice will prevail.”

Sgt Bottell also revealed that police assisted Peterborough City Council to execute a warrant issued by the courts to seize equipment from a house in Werrington.

He added: “The occupant of the premises had been causing noise issues for other residents and, therefore, despite warnings a warrant was issued and executed. TVs, stereo and speakers were confiscated as a result.”

Sgt Bottell said police will continue to patrol around the Pyramid Centre in Bretton, adding: “Problems still persist with a minority of young local men behaving like children, playing football in the centre and intimidating customers. We are aware of the issues and have shared this information with other police units and CCTV to monitor and respond when we are not on duty.”