'Police are always here' - What life's really like on this Stoke-on-Trent street

Police have secured a court order to board up a problem property linked to 'anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing'. Staffordshire Police have now boarded up the property within Palace Court, on Wardle Street, in Tunstall, and the tenant has been kicked out of the address.

The action stops anyone attempting to get inside the property for the next three months. Anyone caught inside risks being jailed.

Now neighbours have welcomed the police action.

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One resident said: “It has been going on for some time now, constantly. You’d see them at all times of the day and night causing trouble.”

Another neighbour added: "You’d have people knocking on the glass doors all the time. The police would be here all the time. I moved in here in September - and it has been going on since then.”

Staffordshire Police secured the closure order following a hearing at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. It follows 'persistent reports of anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing'.

PCSO Susan Wall said: "We will continue to take action against those who continue to engage in anti-social behaviour across Staffordshire. We remain committed to acting in the best interests of our communities and anybody not adhering to the order will be dealt with in accordance with the powers that this order gives.”

Anyone affected by anti-social behaviour call call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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