Sheffield takeaway closed over drug dealing claims

A fast food takeaway in Sheffield has closed over claims that drug dealing took place at the city centre shop.

Tuesday, 7th March 2017, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:42 am
S1 Food Bar

The S1 Food Bar in Fitzalan Square closed temporarily on Saturday after a closure order was granted by Sheffield magistrates following an application by South Yorkshire Police.

Magistrates heard claims of drug dealing at the takeaway, anti-social behaviour in the area and fears that 'vulnerable children' were being placed at risk.

An application for the takeaway to be closed long term has been made and will be discussed at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Thursday, March 16.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Sheffield officers and staff from the city council have been granted a temporary order to close a city centre takeaway, as a result of persistent anti-social behaviour issues and suspected criminal activity.

"The Anti-Social Behaviour Team have applied for the closure order on behalf of the Sheffield West Neighbourhood Team following reports of anti-social behaviour in the local area, alleged drug dealing on the premises and the potential for vulnerable children to be placed at risk.

"They continue to work alongside partners, including Sheffield City Council, to tackle reports of anti-social behaviour in the Fitzalan Square area.

"If the order is granted, the business could be closed for an initial three months and then possibly longer."