Scunthorpe: 12 people rehomed and two men arrested at address on Buckingham Street
16 Sep 2016
Humberside Police and North Lincolnshire Council in partnership carried out searches on at an address on Buckingham Street in Scunthorpe on the afternoon of Monday 12 September 2016.
Police executed a Misuse of Drug Act warrant and officers recovered Class A and B drugs and seized money linked to criminality.
Two men (26 and 22) were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs. They were all released on police bail pending further enquiries till a date in October.
Following the warrant, the council rehomed 12 people found to be living at the address and closed the property due to the disrepair it was in. One and half lorry loads of rubbish were also cleared from the house.
Chief Inspector Jenny Bristow said: “Drug dealing has an adverse impact on communities in the form of anti-social behaviour and other criminality and we are committed to tackling those responsible. The negative impact of drugs is widespread and far reaching creating victims and ruining family relationships. In some cases it can lead to the exploitation of vulnerable people.
“We are clear in our message that this will not be tolerated and we will work closely with partners such as the council to disrupt offenders and make neighbourhoods safer.
“In order to do so we need the support of the public and I would urge anyone with information about offenders or suspect addresses to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Governance and Transformation, said:
“Following a noise nuisance investigation at the property on Buckingham Street our officers believed there were illegal activities taking place and the police were contacted.
“Working with the police we carried out a search on the property. It was found to be in such bad disrepair, we had to close the property. Twelve people were found to be living in the house and our Housing Team has now rehomed all of these people. Large amounts of rubbish were cleared from inside and outside of the house by our Environmental Health Team that made up a shocking one and half lorry loads.
“The goings on at this address has been a major disturbance for neighbours, which is totally unacceptable. Residents should be able to feel safe in the community they live in. Now the culprits have been caught and the issues are being dealt with, residents should notice a difference.
“We would urge people not to suffer in silence. If you witness or suspect illegal activities, please contact the police. If it is an environmental health, waste or housing issue, contact the council on 07124 297000.”