Poplar shop is closed down for anti-social and criminal behaviour on its premises

Tower Hamlets Homes ASB team and police outside Feruz Super Store. Pic: THH

Tower Hamlets Homes ASB team and police outside Feruz Super Store. Pic: THH - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.


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“Responding to residents’ concerns, this measure has been adopted in an attempt to reduce instances of such behaviour.”

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