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Police in Southampton shut down house used as drugs den

By Sian Davies

9:03am Saturday 26th January 2013

SHUT DOWN: Police close Southampton crack den

SHUT DOWN: Police close Southampton crack den

POLICE have shut down a Southampton home being used as a crack den by drug addicts and dealers.

It brings to an end months of misery for neighbours who have had to put up with users urinating on their property, throwing stones at windows and banging on doors as they queued to get their fix.

Today the property is boarded up after shocking evidence from residents persuaded magistrates to let officers take action.

A mother and her son living there, Christine and Christopher Lord, were given a few hours to remove their belongings before they were evicted.

 

Comments(23)

Comments(23)

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
9:24am Sat 26 Jan 13

Bloody Chilworth again !!!

Dusty says...
10:51am Sat 26 Jan 13

As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF

Forest Resident says...
11:13am Sat 26 Jan 13

Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!

peach27 says...
12:02pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Does this mean that they will just get put in another council property?

userds5050 says...
12:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

peach27 wrote:
Does this mean that they will just get put in another council property?
"Another council property." Did you not read the part where it said it was her sisters house who was abroad?

espanuel says...
12:50pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Peach27. Why is it people like you only read what you want to read? instead of reading the whole story and getting the facts.

Dusty says...
1:10pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.

userds5050 says...
1:24pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.

gazdance says...
2:38pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Echo tw*ts mouthing off about procedures they know nothing about. Again.

Where does a warrant come from? A magistrate.

What do magistrates need to issue one? Evidence.

How long does evidence take to get? It varies.

Still, far better to moan like an idiot isn't it?

Block41row0sfc says...
2:40pm Sat 26 Jan 13

userds5050 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.
If its as bad as queuing up outside then surely it would only take twos day surveillance but heyho your the copper

Dusty says...
3:37pm Sat 26 Jan 13

gazdance, get of your high horse. Resorting to name calling.

If they were queuing to get their fix, what months of surveillance is needed?

Warrants can be given in minutes, not months and in some cities, magistrates work night shifts for that reason. So don't go blabbing of carp you know nothing about and then tell others they know nothing and are idiots. There is irony in your post.

mickey01 says...
6:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Block41row0sfc wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.
If its as bad as queuing up outside then surely it would only take twos day surveillance but heyho your the copper
i could show em a few in weston that get loads of visitors day and night . you dont need much of a watch to know whats going on. they aint coming round to borrow some sugar

gazdance says...
6:12pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Dusty wrote:
gazdance, get of your high horse. Resorting to name calling.

If they were queuing to get their fix, what months of surveillance is needed?

Warrants can be given in minutes, not months and in some cities, magistrates work night shifts for that reason. So don't go blabbing of carp you know nothing about and then tell others they know nothing and are idiots. There is irony in your post.
But the view is so much better from up here.

And the thing is, I do know about it. Quite a lot as it happens.

And I think you need to check your understanding of the word 'irony'. You're thinking of hypocrisy.

Surely people should just be happy that something has been done but oh no, moan about the police - again.

theresasurprise says...
6:35pm Sat 26 Jan 13

userds5050 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.
shame they werent charged.......he was openly "dealing" morning, noon and night on the street. Trust me i see him on more than one occasion. ...and as for her saying that she didnt know .....what a joke!!!!

J.P.M says...
6:35pm Sat 26 Jan 13

gazdance wrote:
Dusty wrote:
gazdance, get of your high horse. Resorting to name calling.

If they were queuing to get their fix, what months of surveillance is needed?

Warrants can be given in minutes, not months and in some cities, magistrates work night shifts for that reason. So don't go blabbing of carp you know nothing about and then tell others they know nothing and are idiots. There is irony in your post.
But the view is so much better from up here.

And the thing is, I do know about it. Quite a lot as it happens.

And I think you need to check your understanding of the word 'irony'. You're thinking of hypocrisy.

Surely people should just be happy that something has been done but oh no, moan about the police - again.
Gazza
I doubt you know any more than the rest of us.
You are just more opinionated and loud.

You have all the benefit of hindsight, and try to use that to pull the old "I'm in the know" trick

SotonLad says...
7:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

theresasurprise wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.
shame they werent charged.......he was openly "dealing" morning, noon and night on the street. Trust me i see him on more than one occasion. ...and as for her saying that she didnt know .....what a joke!!!!
I take it you have given statements each time?

theresasurprise says...
7:36pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SotonLad wrote:
theresasurprise wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
I guess you misread the part in the other related articles that said the police and council spent time gathering evidence and taking statements from residents in order to gain the closure notice from a magistrate? These things simply cannot happen in a matter of days or a few weeks, the Police can only ever work as quickly as the system allows. Perhaps if the public were more supporting of their work you would find the Police could be a lot more effective on a number of issues!
Gathering evidence, you joking right. Takes months to gather evidence that scum of the earth are dealing drugs from a property.

Get a warrant, bang in you go and all the evidence you need. a few days surveillance and photos, not months.
The people who lived there weren't the ones dealing drugs though. The property was being cuckooed by the dealers. The property was raided last year and they only found a small quantity of crack. If the dealers are coming and going it makes it very hard for the police. I don't think the couple have been charged with any offence. The police were just working with the council to bring grounds for an eviction.
shame they werent charged.......he was openly "dealing" morning, noon and night on the street. Trust me i see him on more than one occasion. ...and as for her saying that she didnt know .....what a joke!!!!
I take it you have given statements each time?
take it you could be right

andysaints007 says...
8:47pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
Go away IDIOT

J.P.M says...
9:07pm Sat 26 Jan 13

andysaints007 wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As house used as a drugs den and it took months for the police to act, and they are standing there proud as punch with a sign. WTF
Go away IDIOT
Dusty's comments are fine - if the reported timeline is to be believed.
Arsaint007's comments are a bit short on substance.

3Sixty says...
11:04pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Glad to see that even in times of desperation Southampton's crack addicts are still willing to queue for their fix. It's what we as Brits do best.

Dusty says...
7:00am Sun 27 Jan 13

I think the police have been using to many steroids again.

Kamawoop says...
1:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

The house has been boarded up, phew! Sounds like the residence had a lucky escape. The tone of the article suggests that the people involved were helpless victims of this diabolical property, driving any who set foot inside it to become crack-heads.

beiroot says...
2:10pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Crack den? Thought they closed down the Kiss club ages ago.

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