Poplar shop is closed down for anti-social and criminal behaviour on its premises
PUBLISHED: 14:33 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:59 27 June 2018
A shop in Poplar which is claimed to have been a magnet for drug dealers and yobs has been temporarily closed down by the courts.
Officers and social landlords Tower Hamlets Homes took action against Feruz Super Store in Pennyfields, following a catalogue of complaints from fed-up residents and traders about its activities.
Evidence was gathered including witness accounts and drug paraphernalia found on the premises to compile a damning dossier which was presented at Thames Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The courts granted a three month closure with immediate effect.
Sgt Paul Stock from Tower Hamlets Police said: “Feruz Super Store was subject to a number of reports of anti-social behaviour and was identified as an area where serious nuisance and the safeguarding of youths were cause for concern.
“Responding to residents’ concerns, this measure has been adopted in an attempt to reduce instances of such behaviour.”