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£9,000 Worth Of Cocaine And Heroin Seized In Bridlington

£9,000 Worth Of Cocaine And Heroin Seized In Bridlington

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 10:44am 15th May 2020. (Updated at 7:05am 18th May 2020)

Large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of around £9,000 are now off the streets of Bridlington and several people have been arrested for drug-related offences as part of a targeted operation in the town.

The arrests have come as part of Humberside Police's continued efforts to target those who are involved in drug dealing and associated crime in the resort – which the force says is a key priority for its teams.

As well as carrying out warrants at a number of properties in the town, officers have also been out on the streets stopping suspected drug deals as they happen. Police have also been stopping and searching those who are believed to be linked to the sale of drugs.

Neighbourhood Inspector Rob Cocker said:

“Bridlington is a fantastic place to live, work and visit and we are determined not to allow a small minority of people to give this area a bad name.

Drug-related crime is not something we want in our communities, as we know how much of an impact it can have when it’s happening on your doorstep.

And that’s why we will continue to work tirelessly to find the people responsible, seize and destroy any drugs we find and show those looking to commit these kinds of offences that Bridlington is not the place to come and do it.”

In one warrant alone at a property in Marshall Avenue, Bridlington, officers recovered 255 wraps of what they believe to be heroin and cocaine and arrested four people.

Khyle Holdsworth, 22, of no fixed abode is due to appear before Hull Magistrates Court today charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

A 51-year-old woman and two men aged 51 and 36 were also arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and have been released under investigation.

Other arrests this week have included:

  • A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply after officers observed a suspected drug deal in Albion Terrace. He has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
  • A 27-year-old woman was arrested at an address in Landsdowne Road on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. A number of mobile phones and drug related paraphernalia were recovered from the property. She has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
  • A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, along with a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy who were arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences after being observed acting in a suspicious manner in Carlton Street. All three have been released under investigation.
  • A 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and burglary after officers saw a suspected drug deal in St Andrew Road. He has also been released under investigation.
  • Another man was given a cannabis warning when he dropped a small bag of the drug after spotting officers in Richmond Road.

Insp Cocker added:

“We’re really pleased at what we have achieved so far but if we’re going to continue to make this kind of impact we need your help and support.

By letting us know what’s happening in your area, you can help us to pinpoint the areas where we can make the biggest impact and long-term improvements.

We may not always be able to act on your information straight away but rest assured, we will always listen and use what you tell us to shape future operations.”

The results have also been welcomed by Councillor Tim Norman, who works closely with the team in tackling drug related crime in the resort.

He said:

“Bridlington has so much going for it, we have beautiful beaches, the gorgeous coastline, magnificent facilities and entertainment as well as very welcoming and helpful residents.

However, when I was elected this time last year one of the first issues I wanted to tackle was that of drug abuse and dealing and ASB and I have worked closely with Insp Cocker and his team to target these issues.

They have been magnificent in targeting drug dealing operations and antisocial behaviour in Bridlington and beyond and, while we do have issues with drugs in this area, this is no different to every other town and city in the UK.

We are lucky here to have such a dedicated and professional team of officers who are disrupting the drugs trade with operations on a daily basis.”

If you have concerns about drug related crime in your area, call the police on the non emergency 101 line.

If you'd rather not give your name, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 

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