Pictures of a rancid drug warehouse in Bristol have been released for the first time after years of complaints from frustrated residents in the area after a court agreed to close it
Pictures from a filthy drug den have been released after years of being a neighbor’s worst nightmare.
Today Avon and Somerset Police went to court to shut down the flat after it became a living nightmare for residents of the area, the reports Bristol Post.
The police even took an unprecedented step by releasing the pictures taken inside the house.
They show the filthy and unsanitary conditions that have been a haven for drug users and a source of anti-social behavior in Southmead for years.
Every room inside shows garbage strewn everywhere, the bathroom is so full of garbage bags that the whole room is clogged.
Pictures also show doors battered off their hinges and the garden filled to the brim with rubbish.
Luckily for the residents, the place has now been closed and boarded up.
Judges issued police a three-month closure order after hearing there had been dozens of incidents involving police at the home.
There have also been a shocking 66 reports of drug activity at the Greystoke Avenue house so far this year – a frequency averaging two or three times a week, Southmead police officers told the court.
A police officer said it was a source of “utter misery” for neighbors.
Police said the incidents included drug trafficking and drug use, a stabbing, handling of stolen goods, property damage, assault and public order violations.
Antisocial behavior around the home has gotten so bad that parents living in the area are reportedly keeping their children away from a nearby playground amid fears of burglary, assault and damage by local residents.
“On one occasion in April officers executing a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act found six people inside, two of whom were wanted and arrested,” said a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police.
“The property was littered inside and out with used syringes and rubbish. Testimonies described a 24/7 drug trade, children being unable to use the nearby park due to drug use, and residents fearing burglary, assault and damage.
“The motion was backed at an inter-agency case conference last month and Bristol City Council is expected to start an ownership process,” she added.
Neighborhood Sgt Chris Darnell added: “Residents have been given every opportunity to seek help and support, but it is not reasonable to ask anyone to endure the misery they and their visitors are causing.
“It is thanks to the support of the community and others that the court issued this order.”
The house will be boarded up for three months if anyone caught in it who has committed a felony violating the Anti-Social Behavior Order.
The court also heard today that local residents have been complaining for years, and last year the tenant who lives there signed an agreement with police and council to limit the number of people allowed in the home to two visitors at a time – which broke regularly .
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/inside-litter-strewn-disgusting-drug-27322407 Inside the disgusting drug den house littered with litter, it was eventually shut down by the police