Drug Dealing: Westcliff
We understand there continues to be concerns in respect of drug dealing across the Westcliff community and we remain absolutely committed to taking robust action.
You said these were causing an issue - we have taken action to protect you from crime and antisocial behaviour.
We have become aware of an increase in the use of Nitrous Oxide gas and that our local communities report finding discarded micro cannisters on the streets. We have issued a HEALTH WARNING in respect of the recreational use of Nitrous Oxide which can have serious health risks including :
- Loss of Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
- Bone Marrow Suppression
- Difficulty Breathing
- Poisoning of the Central Nervous System
The above risks can increase if combined with alcohol or other drugs. Our advice is clear - do not inhale this substance and seek medical advice if consumed.
It is an offence to supply, or offer to supply a psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016 - which could lead to a sentence of up to 7 years and / or a fine if convicted.
A house on Whitfield Road was searched under warrant and three arrests for drug offences made. Tenancy action has now started against the occupants.
Officers are applying for a Closure Order against the problem address on Selby Court after arrests were made for drug dealing.
In recent weeks there has been evidence of local youths inhaling Nitrous Oxide, canisters being left around the area. We continue gathering intelligence to disrupt and arrest local dealers and will continue with high visibility patrols to reassure the public. We are appealing for information from our local communities please contact 101 or alternatively, anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111
A closure order is being applied for on a property in the Westcliff area with a view to removing the occupants who are causing issues in the area.
25 January 2020: Several drugs warrants has taken place on the Westcliff area. This is in direct response from the community team listening to what the community is saying and taking action on its behalf #yousaidwedid.
3 October 2019: In recent weeks there has been evidence of local youths inhaling Nitrous Oxide, canisters being left around the area. We continue gathering intelligence to disrupt and arrest local dealers and will continue with high visibility patrols to reassure the public.