Three drug related arrests in East Marsh

Grimsby: Drugs warrant served

23 Nov 2017

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Three people have been arrested today as a team of officers executed a drugs warrant in the East Marsh area of Grimsby.

In a planned operation with partner agencies, a property was targeted this afternoon. A man and two women were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs. 

A substantial amount of drugs, including over a hundred wraps of heroin and crack cocaine, was seized as well as a large amount of money. Other items at the property including mobile phones were also seized.

During the operation, the man climbed through a window to make his escape. Despite his efforts to run away he was quickly apprehended by officers and arrested. 

A closure notice was also served on the property. This means that the property cannot be entered for a set period of time. It is a formal sanction allowing closure of a premises being used, or likely to be used to commit nuisance or disorder. 

Chief Inspector Jenny Bristow, Grimsby Communities Team, said: “Today’s operation sends a firm and clear warning to criminals that we are proactively working to target them and their activities.

“We will continue to work to make the communities around East Marsh a safe place and we will act upon any information we have to put a stop to crime in the area.

“I want to say in no uncertain terms that we are committed to cutting the supply of drugs, those involved in it and criminal activity that surrounds it including robbery, burglary, violence, anti-social behaviour and possession of weapons. The arrests and action today shows we are using all means at our disposal to achieve these results. 

“Residents in the East Marsh and Grimsby deserve a safe place to live and work. Please contact us with any information you may have by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”