Council take home from Hemel criminal

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Council chiefs have taken possession of a burglar’s home as part of their zero tolerance approach to Class A drugs.

Mr Paul Whetter, previously of 78 Lime Walk, Hemel Hempstead, committed burglary near his then-home in March 2015. The stolen property was later found at his address.

The council and police then received reports of anti-social behaviour and raised his home, finding Class A drugs.

Under new legislation the council were able to use the two offences as grounds to claim mandatory possession of the property, which was granted last week at Watford County Court.

To report anti-social behaviour or Class A drugs being used or dealt from a property, email ASB-team@dacorum.gov.uk