A joint operation between Harrow Council and local police has uncovered the illegal usage of a property in South Harrow.
The property, which was causing concern for local residents, was swiftly shut down thanks to joint work between the Harrow Council Community Safety and local policing teams.
Police officers became aware of the property on Valentine Road in South Harrow after numerous complaints from local residents which included men ‘acting suspiciously’ and visiting at ‘odd times’. During a police visit to the premises, it was discovered that four females were working illegally at the property.
Following a thorough investigation, a closure order was then obtained by the Council’s Community Safety team and police to stop illegal activities and women working there.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety said: “Thanks to swift action taken by our community safety team and the police, I am pleased that we’ve got this property shut down.
“This wasn’t just about the illegal activities and ASB taking place, but also about the safety of vulnerable women who are being assisted by the police.
“We will continue to work closely with our local police teams to put residents first and help make Harrow a safe place to live and work. I encourage residents to report anti-social behaviour to both the council and the police so we can take action.”