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Drugs cops close down East End crack den

PUBLISHED: 16:18 07 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:25 05 October 2010

A CRACK den was closed down this week following a police raid on an East End estate. Officers smashed into a one-bedroom flat on the Lincoln Estate in Bromley-by-Bow to issue a notice to shut it down following complaints from neighbours of noise and us

A CRACK den was closed down this week following a police raid on an East End estate.

Officers smashed into a one-bedroom flat on the Lincoln Estate in Bromley-by-Bow to issue a notice to shut it down following complaints from neighbours of noise and used syringes strewn outside the home.

Police had been working with housing association Poplar Harca for two months after discovering crack cocaine in the flat in Rounton Road in April while they were arresting two suspects for robbery.

And when the eight officers stormed into the flat on Thursday they discovered one drugged visitor as well as paraphernalia including crack pipes and empty wrappers.

DS Craig Robinson said: "These people have been making their neighbours' lives a misery for the past six months.

"The main objection was to get into the flat, serve the closure notice and throw out anyone in there.

"It is place where people go to take drugs having brought it in from elsewhere.

"At least we have taken action and done something positive for the residents who have had to live next door to this.

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