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Police stop ‘stash car’ used for drugs and weapons in Sneinton

Groups of youths who carry weapons and peddle drugs on the streets of Sneinton are being pursued by the police.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) located an old Mercedes being used as a potential ‘stash car’ for drugs and weapons.

The vehicle was seen on Jubilee Street on Friday, August 19, and alerted the Operation Reacher team to the area.

Police patrols followed the vehicle to Skipton Circus. Officers were about to pull the vehicle over when a teenage boy decided to abandon the car.

He jumped across a number of garden fences while being pursued by officers and managed to evade arrest.

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The car was searched, and a large kitchen knife and baseball bat were recovered as well as a mobile phone.

They also found a plastic bag of 70 to 100 wraps of Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) ditched nearby.

On Saturday, September 3, a 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged for driving offences and possession of a bladed article and offensive weapon.

Further investigations are underway around drug supply.

PS Tim Register, from the City South Operation Reacher team, said: “This was a great result and was spotted by our PCSOs – the eyes and ears of the community. The work by our prison handling team must also be commended.

“We have now taken up to 100 wraps of Class A drugs off the streets and two offensive weapons. One of Operation Reacher’s priorities for the Sneinton area is to target those involved in drug supply.

“Our role is to disrupt on-street drug dealing and the anti-social behaviour and gang-related violence that goes with it.

“There are a small minority of people in Sneinton who are intimidating the community and attracting drug use to the area by dealing in Class A.

“Drug users want their fix as soon as possible and can use bushes and play areas in the Sneinton area, leaving behind used needles.

“This is not fair on the residents of Sneinton and we will carry on making sure we disrupt this behaviour and bring those who deal drugs before the courts.”

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