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Lloyds Groceries store in Harlesden closed by police for ‘ongoing criminal activity’

PUBLISHED: 16:06 03 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:37 05 June 2020

Lloyds Groceries. Picture: David Nathan

Lloyds Groceries. Picture: David Nathan

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A Harlesden grocery store has been closed by police for ongoing criminality.

Closure notice on Lloyds Grocery Store. Picture: @MPSHarlesdenClosure notice on Lloyds Grocery Store. Picture: @MPSHarlesden

Lloyds Groceries, in Craven Park Road, is forbidden to reopen until at least September says the notice.

@MPS Harlesden said in a tweet that it had closed the store “for ongoing ASB [antisocial behaviour] and Criminal Activity in the Harlesden area”.

“LLOYDS will remain closed until 02/09/2020 signed by Willesden Magistrates Court,” the tweet said. “This is part of a joint operation to tackle ASB in Harlesden. #closure.”

On March 19 police seized 20kg of cannabis during a drugs raid on the shop.

Harlesden police dog sniffs around to find 20kg of cannabis in Lloyds Groceries. Picture: David NathanHarlesden police dog sniffs around to find 20kg of cannabis in Lloyds Groceries. Picture: David Nathan

Harlesden Safer Neighbourhood Team obtained a drugs warrant on Lloyds Groceries to intercept cargo.

Officers searched the shop after being tipped off by the UK Border Force.

Harlesden Area Action tweeted its appreciation, saying: “Busy days/nights in Harlesden. Thank you for your hard and relentless work.”

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