Tuesday 23 July 2024
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Arrests in Clifton, Wilford and The Meadows after police patrols increased

Proactive patrols targeting drug dealing have led to a further arrest to help drive issues out of the City South area.

Acting on local intelligence the Neighbourhood Policing Teams from Clifton have increased their presence following community concerns and conducted numerous warrants at properties in recent weeks.

Officers stopped a Volkswagen Golf driving erratically on Wednesday evening on the A453.

Officers smelt the drugs whilst searching and discovered cannabis being hidden in a drawer under the driver’s seat and in a bag.

A metal rounders bat in the guise of a torch was also seized.

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A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis, drug driving and possession of an offensive weapon.

Two addresses linked to the man have been searched and his phone has been seized and examined.

Elsewhere, officers executed a drugs warrant in Porter Close, Clifton a fortnight ago and spotted a vehicle parked in an odd position at the bottom of the road.

The house and vehicle were searched and a quantity of drugs were also seized.

A 43-year-old woman has been interviewed in connection with the offences and has now been reported for summons for possession of class A and B drugs (heroin and cannabis).

There have been a number of proactive arrests and drug warrants executed in the Meadows, Clifton and Wilford areas where police have recovered large qualities of drugs.

Clifton Police Sergeant Nigel Bradley said: “Both incidents are good results for the area in our bid to tackle drug crime in Clifton.

“Drug related crime has a significant impact on the people who live in our community and we are committed to tackling it head on. As a result we regularly conduct intelligence led raids on local properties and will continue to do all we can to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs.

“We will not tolerate drug crime in our county and we are committed pursuing all those who break the law.

“Drugs have a devastating impact on people’s lives and these arrests are an example of our commitment to tackling drug crime in the county.

“We will continue to work in partnership to address these issues and to improve our neighbourhoods together. I would also urge anyone with information about local drug related crime or anti-social behaviour to contact us and let us know.”

If you suspect drug dealing in your neighbourhood, please contact the police by calling 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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