POLICE raided two high-rise tower blocks flats in Berry Brow at dawn today.
Seven people living at Bishop's Court and Holme Park Court were arrested in the raids - just four weeks after a similar crackdown netted eight suspects.
Police battered down doors to reach their targets, some of whom were wanted for suspected drug dealing and burglary.
Twenty-three officers took part in the raids on 14 of the one-bedroom flats in an effort to find drugs and stolen property.
Armoured officers from the Operational Support Unit joined colleagues from the Kirklees District Drugs Team, Huddersfield CID and a Target team.
Also with them was an anti-social behaviour team to tackle unruly residents.
Dave Bennett, area housing officer for Kirklees Council, said the authority was now able to evict many of the troublemakers.
"Legal action is ongoing now. The link with police is allowing us to sort out the problems here."
He said six eviction notices were ready to serve following the raid one month ago.
Complaints about the flats have grown in recent months.
The blocks are perceived by law-abiding citizens living nearby as a haven for criminals.
"We recognise the impact antisocial behaviour has on the local community," said Mr Bennett.
The 16-storey flats were once inhabited by elderly and retired residents.
"They were predominately for old people," explained Mr Bennett.
"But the nature of things has changed over the years."
He said the council was striving to create a stable community in the tower blocks.
"It's unfortunate a lot of people get labelled if they are in these flats.
"People think they're either involved in drink, drugs or causing problems but of course that's not the case.
"We owe it to them to re-establish their own good name."
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