A takeaway in Sheffield’s city centre has been closed down over claims that anti-social behaviour and drug dealing have been taking place at the shop.

The S1 Food Bar was temporarily closed on Saturday after a closure order was issued after an application made by South Yorkshire Police.

Magistrates before issuing the order heard claims of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at the takeaway.

There were also concerns that children were being placed at risk in the area.

The business could be shut down permanently as an application for the takeaway to be closed long term has been submitted and will be discussed at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 16.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Sheffield officers and staff from the council have been granted a temporary order to close a city centre takeaway, as a result of anti-social behaviour issues and suspected criminal activity.

“The Anti-Social Behaviour Team have applied for the closure order following reports of anti-social behaviour in the local area, alleged drug dealing on the premises and the potential for vulnerable children to be placed at risk.

“If the order is granted, the business could be closed for an initial three months and then possibly longer.”