East Marsh action results in £15k find

East Marsh action results in £15k find

East Marsh action results in £15k find

Increased police activity in the East Marsh area of Grimsby has resulted in a £15k drug find, Humberside Police have announced.

The force recently announced that they would be taking intensive action to tackle crime in the East Marsh area of Grimsby.

This week saw extra officers patrolling the East Marsh and engaging with the local community.

Officers were developing intelligence around cuckooing, county lines and organised crime activity, and arresting known suspects.

Consequently, two arrests were been made on Thursday, and £15k in class A drugs have been seized.

As part of an intelligence-led stop on Laceby Road, officers discovered the suspected crack cocaine, and later found heroin at a connected property.

Grimsby East Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Dave Stephenson, said:

“Over the coming weeks, you will see me and my team undertaking targeted patrols around the East Marsh, focussing on areas we know to be hot spots for antisocial behaviour and crime.

“We’ll be conducting intelligence led stops in conjunction with our Roads Crime Team, safeguarding vulnerable people at risk of becoming victims to offences such as ‘cuckooing’, targeting the highest harm outstanding suspects and carrying out further enforcement activity such as warrants to tackle criminality head on.

“Partner agencies such as the local authority, housing association and fire service are working with us to identify areas to target, address underlying vulnerability and provide wrap around support to those affected by the activity, whichever way that may be.”

He later added:

“Our action targeting the East Marsh has gotten off to a great start.

“Our main priority this week has been engaging with the local community and offering reassurance around the work we’re doing to target criminals in the area, especially to those that are the most vulnerable.

“We’ve also increased patrols day and night to act as a deterrent to those who try to act unlawfully on our streets.”

A 33-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

They have since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

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