Police in court to seek permanent closure order on Burnley vaping shop

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Police will be going to court today to seek a permanent closure order on a Burnley town centre vaping store.

Trading Standards offices and the Burnley Police neighbourhood team executed a visit to the Smoke N Vape shop in Parker Lane yesterday and their search revealed cash and what is believed to be "psychoactive" drugs on the premises.

An immediate closure order was put in place on the premises under section 76 and 77 of the anti social behaviour act 2014.

The visit, which took place at around 5pm, came following allegations the store was selling illegal highs.

Following the store's search officers said they found evidence to support the allegations and placed an immediate closure order on the town centre premises.

This means the store will remain closed for 24 hours, until today at 5pm.

The police's findings will be brought before a court today to seek the permanent closure

Producers and suppliers of so-called legal highs face up to seven years in jail under legislation introduced across the UK in 2016.