A MUM repeatedly pursued by dangerous drug dealers could lose her council home.

A Swindon court heard the borough council was looking to repossess Jane Hurd’s Queen’s Drive home, which has been subject to two police closure orders since the start of the year. The council said its aim was to get the best outcome for the family.

Despite efforts to protect addict Hurd and her two young children, drug dealers were continuing to use the house as a base from which to sell crack cocaine and heroin.

Last year, the Queen’s Drive terrace was taken over by Londoners working for a County Lines drugs gang nicknamed Alpo. One of the runners, called Naz, was reported to have been responsible for a stabbing in Walcot in November.

And last week, police spotted two young men leaving the house and throwing a packet of drugs into a rose bush. Following that incident, police applied for a three-month closure order – just three months after the last order expired.

PC Mike Diffin told magistrates: “Hurd seems to have gone back to her old ways.”

He said Swindon Borough Council had applied to repossess the property. A suspended possession order, made at Swindon County Court in June, demanded Hurd avoid involving herself in anti-social behaviour – such as drug dealing – or face losing her house.

Asked how it was possible for Hurd to have been exploited by the gangs in the face of council support, a borough spokesman told the Adver: “Support services from within the council have been in place to help the occupant, but sadly there are a number of persistent individuals who continue to target the property. We continue to work with the police, through both the closure order and our ongoing support, to try to stop the cuckooing and to stop the people who are pursuing the occupant.

“Our aim is to get the best outcomes for the family and the people who live in the local area. Our priority is always to keep all our local residents safe.”

Swindon policing commander Supt Adrian Burt said he was concerned the woman would continue to be exploited by the dealers.

“Class A drug users and County Lines drug dealing networks will continue to take over her property, which is likely to result in more reports of disorder coming from the address,” he said in his application to magistrates.

“The closure notice and order will provide protection to Hurd and the children, as due to her current addiction she has no choice at the moment but to allow these people into this property.

“It is clear that the absence of the recent closure order has left Hurd and her young children vulnerable again to exploitation and risk of harm.”