Two flats in High Wycombe have been given closure orders in a bid to tackle drug crime.

High Wycombe Magistrates granted the order on flats in Conway House, Hicks Farm Rise, for three months following two warrants relating to the misuse of drugs where three people were arrested.

TVP Wycombe said in a statement on Twitter: “This is designed to protect residents from drug users and dealers who were using the location to commit crime.

“Only the residents of the affected properties will be able to enter and anyone else will be arrested and sent to court.”

A property in Burnham has also been granted a closure order to tackle “years” of anti-social behaviour and drug use.

The property – 69 Orchardville – has now been boarded up and the closure order prevents anyone without a “reasonable excuse” to live in or enter the premises.

Sgt Lucy Ludovici, of the neighbourhood problem solving team, based at Taplow, said of the Orchardville property: “This closure follows an investigation and collation of evidence and information on the property and people within it, and will prevent anyone from entering the property.

“It has been boarded up.

“I would like to thank those from the safer neighbourhood and intelligence teams for their hard work in obtaining this closure order.

“I would also importantly like to thank the community, who have had to live through these problems, for their support.

“We are committed to safeguarding residents and will do what is necessary to protect our communities from anti-social behaviour and crime.”

If you have any concerns about properties being used for criminal activity, call Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.