Officers target drug dealing in East Marsh

Nine arrested after operation

18 Apr 2017

We carried out an operation on the East Marsh in North East Lincs this morning targeting five addresses in connection with reports of violence and drug dealing in the area.

Three women, four men and two boys (aged 16 and 17) have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and other offenses and our community team were out in the area keeping residents updated and providing reassurance following the warrants. Our investigation is now well underway.

Detective Insp James Fairgrieve who led the operation said: "Today we carried out a major operation in the East Marsh area targetting five addresses following reports of serious violence and drug dealing with possible links to the Merseyside and Manchester areas.

"Around 60 officers were involved in the operation and 9 arrests were made.

"This type of criminal activity can have a serious lasting impact on an area leaving residents feeling scared and vulnerable and we will not tolerate it.

"It is to be hoped that anyone concerned about crime in their local area will come forward and talk to us or call Crimestoppers anonymously as this information can be vital in helping us understand what is happening locally and who may be involved."