Two properties in Sunbury were given partial closure orders for three months by police after suspected drug dealing disturbed residents living nearby.

Properties at 79 and 183 Beechwood Avenue in Sunbury were handed partial closure orders following an investigation carried out by Spelthorne’s Safer Neighbourhood Police Team with the help of housing provider A2 Dominion.

The orders were granted at Staines Magistrates' Court on Friday (October 4).

Police said they were "sought simultaneously", meaning that the tenants can remain in their homes, while it should end the regular visitors frequenting both addresses and causing the what police deemed to be anti-social behaviour.

Spelthorne Borough Commander Inspector Maxine Cilia explained further.

"The applications for the two orders were made at the same time to tackle the problem effectively by ensuring that the drug dealers and users were not simply able to move from one address to another," she said.

"We will continue to offer support to both tenants, with the aim of preventing further incidents of anti-social behaviour in the future.

"People living in the area had expressed concerns about drug use and dealing, along with related anti-social behaviour, at the two addresses for some time, and these orders will give them peace of mind and make them feel safer," BCI Cilia added.

She also pointed out that closure notices had been put on the front doors of both properties and the communal entrance to the building in question, while "regular police patrols" would also be actioned in the area.