Officers have put a stop to anti-social behaviour at a derelict building in Offley after reports of damage and drug use.

The former Offley Oriental building in Luton Road saw people using outbuildings situated on the site as places to engage in anti-social behaviour, causing damage to the buildings, smoking cannabis and climbing on the roof.

Concerns were reported by residents to North Herts Neighbourhood Policing Team officers PC Natasha Redman and PCSO Heather Burrows, who worked in partnership with the owners, the parish council and North Herts Council to find a solution.

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"Every area in Hertfordshire has a locally-based NPT and we focus on local crime and anti-social behaviour issues," said PC Redman.

"When this ASB was reported, we worked with various partners, including the property owners and council, to identify ways to resolve the situation.

"Thanks to the owner having taken action, including securing the main building and taking down the outbuildings, we have not had any further issues reported."