A property in Ilford has been shut down for three months after complaints of drug use and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Valentines Neighbourhood Police Team reportedly stepped in after concerns were raised by the community about the Beaufort Gardens address.

A spokesperson for Met Police said the matter was presented before Barkingside Magistrates Court by their team on June 27.

A closure order for the property was issued by the court for a period of three months, they said.

The order means that no-one will be allowed to access it until the order is lifted.

Supt Lisa Butterfield welcomed the step and said it will “send a message that anti-social behaviour is not tolerated in Redbridge”.

She added: “Residents should not have to live with loud noise throughout the night, verbal abuse and the anti-social behaviour that comes with people congregating to engage in drug use.”

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Officers, she said, worked alongside Redbridge Council to take a “robust action” addressing the concerns.

She urged members of the public to not “suffer in silence” and report any such instances to the council’s ASB team.

If the ASB is of a nature that can harm people, she suggested people report it to the police.

The order comes after Redbridge Council announced a ‘Community Protection Taskforce’ on June 16 to tackle anti-social behaviour in certain pockets of the borough.