VIDEO: House closed and man charged after Rotherham drugs raid

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A house in Rotherham has been closed by police after a man was arrested there during a drugs raid.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with possession of cannabis after two riot vans and a police Jeep descended on a house in Grange Lane, Maltby, on Friday.

The closure notice

The closure notice

A 44-year-old woman was also cautioned for possession of cannabis by police after the raid.

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The house has been closed under new powers given to police in the Antisocial Behaviour Act 2014.

The legislation allows premises ‘associated with persistent disorder or nuisance’ to be closed.

Police raided a house in Maltby tonight

Police raided a house in Maltby tonight

Sergeant Peter Longthorne from the Wentworth Valley Safer Neighbourhood Area said: “This is great result for the local community and I hope they are reassured by the action we have taken this weekend.

“We will not tolerate antisocial behaviour or drug crime in Rotherham and will take whatever action we can to address these issues.”

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, district commander for Rotherham, said: “This case shows that we listen to our residents and, working alongside Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, have taken effective action to rid the area of individuals engaging in persistent antisocial behaviour and drug-related criminality.

“The new legislation offers us even greater opportunities to tackle these crimes and our work will continue to make Rotherham a safer place for our communities.”