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Mapperley: Police arrest 14 people in major drugs raid

Fourteen people were arrested and suspected Class A drugs recovered after an intelligence-led raid.

Police executed a search warrant at a house in Woodborough Road, Mapperley, shortly before 8am on Thursday (23 May), following reports of criminal activity.

They report that they found numerous people inside smoking suspected Class A drugs. A number of suspects were arrested inside the property and more were detained outside after failing to escape from officers.

Two further suspects were arrested after a car linked to the address was found in St Paul’s Terrace, Hyson Green (main image), shortly after the raid. The driver and passenger were detained after officers searched the vehicle and found more suspected Class A drugs.

In total, 14 suspects – aged 19 to 63 – were taken into custody to be questioned on suspicion of drug offences.

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Eleven of the suspects have been released on conditional bail, while one has been released without charge. Two suspects remain in custody.

Neighbourhood officers worked alongside the force’s Priority Tasking and Operational Support teams to execute the warrant and make the arrests.

Inspector Steve Dalby, of the City South neighbourhood policing team, said:

“We will not tolerate drug crime in Nottingham, as demonstrated by this warrant.

“Drugs can cause or be linked to violent offences and other crime types that have a significant impact on our communities.

“The arrests during these warrants is therefore positive news, as is the recovery of harmful 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 Dalby asked residents to continue to report their concerns to police. He added:

“We are committed to taking swift and appropriate action against any concerns the public have 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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