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Police raid Hucknall rented addresses as part of drugs operation

On Tuesday 11 April officers conducted a search warrant at an address on Goodall Crescent in Hucknall.

The search was due to concerns of drug dealing associated with the address.

Investigations in relation to suspected drug dealing by individuals linked to the address remain ongoing and after officers liaised with landlords the occupants were evicted on 14 April.

 

Police said:

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‘We are hopeful this will bring some respite to local residents and the wider community.

‘Whilst at the address a purse was located which had been stolen from a 75-year-old woman in Hucknall town centre on the 6 April after the victim had fallen over with bags of shopping and who they thought was a helpful member of the public had come to assist them.

‘The purse will be reunited with the victim and the identified suspect has been assisting officers with the investigation.’

‘We often highlight premises closures obtained to prevent drug dealing from addresses.

‘Part of this process involves liaison with landlords whether that be private, local authority, housing association etc with any fast track actions such as rapid eviction recognised as a preferable and more permanent solution to a court-imposed closure.

‘Where we do obtain closure orders the hoped-for end game is that landlords will use the period of the closure to evict tenants to prevent problems associated with addresses returning.

‘As such it is really pleasing that the landlord at Goodall Crescent was able to take what will be a permanent solution so quickly to prevent further issues.

‘In recent weeks we have also conducted searches at addresses on St Marys View Ogle Street Hucknall on 23 March with persons arrested and occupants evicted on the morning of 24 March.

‘An address on Chatsworth Drive Hucknall was searched on 13 March which it was believed to be used for drug activity whilst the occupant was imprisoned.

‘Upon their release we will continue to monitor activity/ reports from the public and take further action if warranted.

‘As a word or warning for any other drug dealers operating in Hucknall we are currently in discussion with other landlords who are working with us and working through eviction processes, with a closure application being put together in case eviction cannot be obtained.

‘Incidents and intelligence reported to us are vital for us to be able to obtain warrants and take enforcement action so thank you to those who have supported our efforts.’

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