A Watford home that caused misery for neighbours has been boarded up for a further three months.

Hertfordshire Police obtained an extension to the closure order for a flat in Albanwood yesterday, May 1, which bans anyone from entering the address until July 31.

The property was originally closed on February 1 following a police raid on January 19. It led to a 38-year-old woman and 19-year-old man being arrested as well as cocaine and amphetamine being seized.

Watford Observer: The Albanwood flat is now boarded up for another three months.The Albanwood flat is now boarded up for another three months. (Image: Hertfordshire Police)Nicola Watkins, formerly of Albanwood, was given a 12-month conditional discharge at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on February 6 after she pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.

Flavio Ca-Landim, of Wenlock Street in Islington, was fined £240 and ordered to pay £96 in court costs after he admitted possessing methylamphetamine at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on February 23.

Inspector Dan Jones said: “We have been working in close partnership with local authorities, children’s services and the housing provider to secure the extension that prevents any access to the property until July 31, 2024.  

“We’re committed to improving the quality of life for neighbours, who have been severely impacted by ongoing issues at this property.”

He added that the extension will allow proceedings for the housing association to secure possession of the property.