Two arrests in raid

Scunthorpe: Drugs warrants served on Frodingham Road

8 Nov 2017

Two men have been arrested today 8 November 2017 as warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act at two properties in Scunthorpe.

The warrants were part of Operation Sierra, a multi-partnership operation aimed at reducing violence, violence related crime, robberies and burglaries in the Frodingham Road area.

Individuals who it's believed attract offenders involved in such crime and cause problems for residents living nearby were targeted.

A quantity of drugs was found. Both men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. 

As the warrants were being served, one of the men ran off on foot. He was pursued by officers who apprehended him and subsequently arrested him. 

Partners in attendance were the Environment Agency, North Lincolnshire Council housing team, and the Fire Service. 

Detective Chief Inspector Nicki Miller, Operation Sierra Gold Commander, said: "Today's operation has proved to be a success with the arrest of two targeted men. 

"Frodingham Road is a culturally diverse area and the people living there deserve to feel safe.

"We want to build trust within the community, and we need people to come forward with information so we can respond. 

"Execution of warrants like this helps to disrupt criminal activity and reassures residents that we act and we act robustly. 

"Information given to us from the community is vital so please call 101 with any information or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."