STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands Police have adopted a positive attitude towards tackling anti-social behaviour.
Officers smashed their way into a property in Slater Street, Biddulph this week following concerns expressed by local residents.
Police attended the address to execute a warrant, but when nobody answered the door they forced themselves in.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We're working closely with partners including the local authority to tackle anti-social behaviour and issues that matter most to the community".
Anyone concerned about anti-social behaviour or suspected criminal activity in their community should contact Staffordshire Police on 101.