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Friday, 16 April 2021

Police tackle drug crime taking place in Nottinghamshire alleyways

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Police responding to community concerns detained two suspected drug offenders in the space of 24 hours

Officers in Mansfield carried out additional patrols in the Forest Town area on Saturday and Sunday evening – paying particular attention to local alleyways where they’d been informed of suspicious behaviour.

The first suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested shortly before 7pm on Saturday in an alleyway off Holly Road.

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He was found in possession of several different wraps of cannabis and around £160 in cash. He has since been released under investigation whilst the content of his phone is examined.

Police returned to the area the following afternoon and found another 16-year-old boy in possession of cannabis.

He was interviewed under caution and released under investigation

PC Pete Gardiner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “People in this area are telling us they are concerned about drug related crime and we are listening. On Saturday and Sunday members of the local Mansfield North beat team conducted patrols around the Forest Town estates – paying especially close attention to the alleyways and passageways.

“Drug-related crime blights communities and can also have a very significant impact on vulnerable young people. We’ll never accepts drug use and drug dealing on our streets and will be continuing these very visible patrols throughout the coming weeks.”

If you are concerned about drug crime where you live please contact Nottinghamshire Police us on 101 or online to let us know when and where it is happening.