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Drunks and drug takers targeted as grot spot cleared in Wolverhampton

Overgrown land used a 'hidden site' for alcoholics and drug users has been cleared in Wolverhampton as police aim to reduce crime.

The work to clear the site back in October. Picture: Low Hill Police

Officers from the Bushbury neighbourhood police teams have been working with Wolverhampton council to improve the area known at The Orchard based on Church Road.

The site, which is privately owned, had previously been littered with rubbish and drug paraphernalia according to concerned residents and ward councillors.

Now, it has been cleared and secured to 'reduce opportunities for alcoholics and drug users to be hidden from sight.'

A statement in the neighbourhood police team newsletter for December said: "The team have continued to work alongside Wolverhampton council and local councillors to reduce anti-social behaviour inside the Orchard.

"After a number of years, the site has now been cleared and levelled off at ground level to reduce opportunities for alcoholics and drug users to be hidden from sight.

"The team will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks to see its effectiveness."

Low Hill Police tweeted these images showing the progress of the clear-up back in October.