Police Shut Peterborough Cafe

18 August 2011, 10:20

A cafe in Peterborough, which Police suspect was being used by dealers supplying Class A drugs, has been shut down.

The Dolce Mel Cafe in Lincoln Road will now stay closed until early November after Magistrates granted a closure order.

Anybody caught inside the cafe before then can be arrested.

DC Liam Sweeney said: "This should send a clear warning that anyone suspected of using their property for drug use faces being evicted.

We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will use all the powers at our disposal to ensure people who think such activity is acceptable will be punished."

In November, the cafe will either re-open or Police can apply for an extension if they suspect further offences have taken place.