A pair of London teenagers suspected of working for a County Lines drug gang were picked up in a Swindon council flat, a court heard.

The one bed flat on Fairfax Close, Walcot, was visited by drugs squad officers on Wednesday for a routine check. The tenant, a 43-year-old woman, had moved into the flat last year after her previous home was taken over by dealers.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard PC Simon Sanghera and PC Matt Dickens found two London boys, aged 15 and 16, in the flat. The older boy was sat on a toilet with his trousers down.

A total of seven bundles of suspected class A drugs were found in the flat and garden. Three mobile phones were also discovered in the house.

PC Mike Diffin of Wiltshire Police applied to the court on Thursday for a three month closure order banning everyone except the tenant, emergency service workers and council officers from entering the flat.

Judge Peter Crabtree, sitting as a district judge, signed the closure order. He said: “I am entirely content the civil standard is satisfied here. I am also mindful of the need to be of the view that it is necessary and proportionate. Given what is found I have no doubt that it is. You can have a closure order for three months in the circumstances.”

It is the third Wiltshire closure order approved by the courts this week.