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Bulwell: Five arrests in a block of flats after drugs raid

A police clampdown on drugs and antisocial behaviour led to five arrests in the same block of flats in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Officers executed two warrants at separate flats in Cinderhill Walk, Bulwell, following reports of criminal activity.

A quantity of white powder, suspected to be cocaine, was found inside a kitchen cupboard in one of the flats.

Electronic scales and six mobile phones were also discovered, resulting in two men – aged 46 and 48 – being arrested inside the property on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

They were taken into custody for questioning and later released under investigation.

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The second warrant at a neighbouring flat resulted in three further arrests.

Neighbourhood officers worked alongside the force’s Operation Reacher, Knife Crime and Operational Support teams to execute the warrants on 7 March.

Inspector Paul Ferguson, of the City North neighbourhood policing team, said:

“Today’s action sends a clear message – we will not tolerate drug crime in Nottingham.

“Drugs can cause or be linked to violent offences and other crime types, such as shoplifting, that have a massive impact on our communities and local businesses.

“The arrests of three prolific shoplifters during these warrants is therefore positive news, as is the recovery of Class A and B drugs.

“We will continue to work closely with local residents and have officers on the ground to gather intelligence and take action against those who are found to be harming the community.”

Inspector Ferguson has asked residents in Bulwell, Bestwood, Bulwell Forest and Sherwood to continue to report their concerns to police. He added:

“We are committed to taking swift and appropriate action against any concerns the public has in the local area.

“We are here for you to make sure you feel safe and secure in the knowledge that police will act upon your concerns. 

“If you have any concerns or spot suspicious activity in your local area, please report it to us as soon as possible either on 101 or in an emergency, 999.”

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