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Ipswich Canham Street property subject to closure order following concerns about drug taking and prostitution



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A property on Ipswich's Canham Street has been boarded up by police following concerns about drug taking and prostitution.

Suffolk Police have imposed a closure order on the property for the next three months, meaning those living at the address have to leave.

This means entering the property is now a criminal offence and those caught can be arrested.

A property in Canham Street has been boarded up following concerns of drug taking and prostitution. Picture: Google Maps (54259385)
A property in Canham Street has been boarded up following concerns of drug taking and prostitution. Picture: Google Maps (54259385)

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said advice and information has been provided to the affected tenant, signposting them to the relevant agencies to assist them with finding alternative accommodation.

Residents living in the area nearby have also been given hand delivered letters informing them of the order.

Insp Kirsty Graefe of Ipswich West and Hadleigh SNT said: "We strive to make our areas a safer place for the local communities. This application for this order would not have been possible, without the support and information from local residents.

"In securing this order we hope this will improve the quality of life for residents and sends the message that this type of activity will not be tolerated and that we will take action. We will continue to work with the public to ensure our communities are safe.”

The order will last for three months and local officers will be continuing work to stop these issues from returning.