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Drug den shut down in Hornsey

PUBLISHED: 11:47 06 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:28 07 September 2010

A DRUG den in Hornsey has been shut down and a man charged after a police raid uncovered a stash of Class A drugs. In April, residents in a block on the Campsbourne Estate complained to the council and Hornsey Safer Neighbourhoods about drug dealing, drug

A DRUG den in Hornsey has been shut down and a man charged after a police raid uncovered a stash of Class A drugs.

In April, residents in a block on the Campsbourne Estate complained to the council and Hornsey Safer Neighbourhoods about drug dealing, drug use and youth nuisance on the site.

Cannabis and cocaine were found following a search on the property by police and the council's Anti-Social Behaviour Action Team (ASBAT).

On September 23, a judge at Haringey's Magistrates Court ordered the site to be closed.

Christopher Traynor, 37 and unemployed, from Pembroke Road was arrested and charged with six counts of possession of cocaine and cannabis and two weapons.

He was due to appear at Wood Green crown court on September 4, but failed to appear and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Chief Inspector Jon Williams, from Haringey Safer Neighbourhoods, said: "This is an excellent example of the results that can be achieved when the community works with us by letting us know about the issues that concern them.

"Partnership agencies working together with the community can have a really positive impact on quality of life and make Haringey a safer place for people to visit, work in and live in.

"We are working tirelessly to drive the scourge of drugs from our streets and to divert as many drug users as possible away from this chaotic lifestyle that can have such a negative impact on our communities.

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