LiveLive report: Police take action to shut crack house in Malvern

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  • Police are taking action today to shut down a crack house in Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern.
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4:22pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Ted Elgar says

Has anyone noticed that the drugs in the picture isn't crack?

And apologies, I was suggesting the Police might have made a bit more of an attempt to catch people red-handed.. you know.. smoking crack or something.. rather than putting a big notice up saying "begone" on the entrance.

I understand it was probably a squat etc. but still.

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Location of Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern.

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12:52pm Wed 11 Dec 13

RobertMWest says

I do think this rather sad that it has to be live reported. First a JD Whetherspoon and now a Crack House, I can see Irvin Walsh on his way now to right a book. Malvern you are in the 90's!

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Robert Horne, aged 40, is the tenant named on the police closure order application approved by South Worcestershire Magistrates Court.

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12:11pm Wed 11 Dec 13

nevermindeh says

Ted Elgar wrote:
That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class.
Great work West Mercia.
Maybe you prefer to allow this scum to carry on regardless,no matter where they are? The police are on a hiding to nothing with support like that! Wonder if you'd have made that remark if they were your neighbours! NOBODY wants trash like that living near them......I know,i had some near where i used to live and i moved!

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11:51am Wed 11 Dec 13

Ted Elgar says

That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class.
Great work West Mercia.

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West Mercia Police have shut down a crack house in Pickersleigh Grove this morning - it is the first time such a closure has been made in the Malvern Hills district.

South Worcestershire Magistrates Court granted the closure order with immediate effect on Monday, meaning the property will remain closed for 88 days.

The order was made was on the grounds the property was used in connection with the unlawful use, production or supply of a Class A drug.

It was also associated with the occurrence of disorder or serious nuisance to members of the public .

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11:51am Wed 11 Dec 13

Ted Elgar says...

That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class.
Great work West Mercia.
That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class. Great work West Mercia. Ted Elgar
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12:11pm Wed 11 Dec 13

nevermindeh says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class.
Great work West Mercia.
Maybe you prefer to allow this scum to carry on regardless,no matter where they are? The police are on a hiding to nothing with support like that! Wonder if you'd have made that remark if they were your neighbours! NOBODY wants trash like that living near them......I know,i had some near where i used to live and i moved!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: That's moved the problem on to somewhere less middle-class. Great work West Mercia.[/p][/quote]Maybe you prefer to allow this scum to carry on regardless,no matter where they are? The police are on a hiding to nothing with support like that! Wonder if you'd have made that remark if they were your neighbours! NOBODY wants trash like that living near them......I know,i had some near where i used to live and i moved! nevermindeh
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12:52pm Wed 11 Dec 13

RobertMWest says...

I do think this rather sad that it has to be live reported. First a JD Whetherspoon and now a Crack House, I can see Irvin Walsh on his way now to right a book. Malvern you are in the 90's!
I do think this rather sad that it has to be live reported. First a JD Whetherspoon and now a Crack House, I can see Irvin Walsh on his way now to right a book. Malvern you are in the 90's! RobertMWest
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4:22pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Ted Elgar says...

Has anyone noticed that the drugs in the picture isn't crack?

And apologies, I was suggesting the Police might have made a bit more of an attempt to catch people red-handed.. you know.. smoking crack or something.. rather than putting a big notice up saying "begone" on the entrance.

I understand it was probably a squat etc. but still.
Has anyone noticed that the drugs in the picture isn't crack? And apologies, I was suggesting the Police might have made a bit more of an attempt to catch people red-handed.. you know.. smoking crack or something.. rather than putting a big notice up saying "begone" on the entrance. I understand it was probably a squat etc. but still. Ted Elgar
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9:54am Thu 12 Dec 13

only me.. says...

"yards from a school" ? well the police have known about the activities that was going on at that address for quite a time. They could've and should've acted sooner. They have been to the property a number of times and yet they leave it this long to do anything? When you weigh up all the facts, it's pretty hard not to realise that drugs were being used and sold at this address. I would think that the neighbours have complained for some time only to be told that the police are focusing on the bigger picture. Well i never hear anything about the bigger picture being erased, it is always the sub divisions of the pyramid of drug dealing that i ever hear about. shame on you west mercia police. Too little too late.
"yards from a school" ? well the police have known about the activities that was going on at that address for quite a time. They could've and should've acted sooner. They have been to the property a number of times and yet they leave it this long to do anything? When you weigh up all the facts, it's pretty hard not to realise that drugs were being used and sold at this address. I would think that the neighbours have complained for some time only to be told that the police are focusing on the bigger picture. Well i never hear anything about the bigger picture being erased, it is always the sub divisions of the pyramid of drug dealing that i ever hear about. shame on you west mercia police. Too little too late. only me..
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10:15am Thu 12 Dec 13

CJH says...

only me.. wrote:
"yards from a school" ? well the police have known about the activities that was going on at that address for quite a time. They could've and should've acted sooner. They have been to the property a number of times and yet they leave it this long to do anything? When you weigh up all the facts, it's pretty hard not to realise that drugs were being used and sold at this address. I would think that the neighbours have complained for some time only to be told that the police are focusing on the bigger picture. Well i never hear anything about the bigger picture being erased, it is always the sub divisions of the pyramid of drug dealing that i ever hear about. shame on you west mercia police. Too little too late.
How do you know that the police ignored this? That's a big accusation to make. Please give us some facts.
[quote][p][bold]only me..[/bold] wrote: "yards from a school" ? well the police have known about the activities that was going on at that address for quite a time. They could've and should've acted sooner. They have been to the property a number of times and yet they leave it this long to do anything? When you weigh up all the facts, it's pretty hard not to realise that drugs were being used and sold at this address. I would think that the neighbours have complained for some time only to be told that the police are focusing on the bigger picture. Well i never hear anything about the bigger picture being erased, it is always the sub divisions of the pyramid of drug dealing that i ever hear about. shame on you west mercia police. Too little too late.[/p][/quote]How do you know that the police ignored this? That's a big accusation to make. Please give us some facts. CJH
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11:23am Thu 12 Dec 13

observer42 says...

The west side of Pickersleigh grove is far from middle class. It is social housing occupied for the most part by the elderly, the disabled, single mothers and the working poor. Its demographic is identical to the Elgar council estate. Moreover, the residents are living in atrocious conditions in housing that should have been demolished 30+ years ago. 'Ted Elgar' has some serious misperception, or perhaps he is just trolling.
The west side of Pickersleigh grove is far from middle class. It is social housing occupied for the most part by the elderly, the disabled, single mothers and the working poor. Its demographic is identical to the Elgar council estate. Moreover, the residents are living in atrocious conditions in housing that should have been demolished 30+ years ago. 'Ted Elgar' has some serious misperception, or perhaps he is just trolling. observer42
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