Officers have successfully closed a problem property in Longton which had been linked to anti-social behaviour.
North Staffordshire Justice Centre ordered that the address on King Street close from Monday (7 February) for three months.
It has since been securely boarded-up.
The closure order was granted as a result of evidence submitted by officers, from Stoke-on-Trent South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), which showed the property was being used by those conducting anti-social behaviour and associated criminality.
Inspector Scott McGrath, of Stoke-on-Trent South NPT, said: “A property closure order is one of the many tools used by local officers to deal with problem addresses and tenants, who are having a detrimental impact on the community.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe and happy in their home and no one should be subjected to continued anti-social behaviour.
“I hope that this successful application gives confidence to local residents, and businesses in the area, that we will listen and act upon their concerns to deal with those that cause us the most issues.”
If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.