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Wanted man hides in resident’s bath after ‘barging’ into her house

A wanted man barged his way into an innocent member of the public’s house and attempted to hide in her bath to escape arrest.

Officers attended an address in Kilnbrook Avenue in Arnold on Monday 14 August just after 11.30 am looking for a man wanted in connection with an affray.

As officers entered the property, four men jumped from an upstairs window into the garden below.

Three of the men were detained in the garden.

The fourth man, who was wanted in connection with the affray, ran into a nearby house by pushing the victim backwards to gain entry.

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He was detained in the bathroom.

A search of the property where the four men had jumped from the window found evidence of drug dealing.

A ball of cling film containing white wraps believed to be cocaine, a number of mobile phones, a quantity of cash and cannabis were seized.

A 22-year-old man was arrested for affray and further arrested for violence to secure entry and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Three men, aged 20, 22 and 16, were arrested for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 39-year-old woman was also arrested for the supply and production of drugs.

Sergeant Tim Register, from Operation Reacher, said: “The behaviour of all four was reckless as they attempted to evade arrest.

“One of the offenders has run into an innocent member of the public’s house and pushed her.

“She has fallen backwards causing injury. He then hides in the bathroom.

“The victim was understandably terrified. Luckily, we were moments away and have now arrested him for a series of offences.

“This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable. We are now carrying out a number of lines of inquiry to find out the scale of this operation with the hopes of making more arrests.

“Drug dealing and violence go hand in hand and that is why we will continue to pursue anyone involved in this activity to ensure they face the consequences.”

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