Park Ward drug problems targeted by police

Park Ward drug problems targeted by police

Park Ward drug problems targeted by police

A further three drugs warrants have been carried out as part of Operation Galaxy, at addresses in the Park Ward area of Grimsby.

Humberside Police officers joined forces with the Neighbourhood Policing Team to carry out the warrants at addresses on Patrick Street and Fairbrother Street yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce a controlled drug and other offences following the searches, both remained in custody while enquiries continued.

Local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Martin Hopper said: “The local team have been busy talking to residents and completing HumberTalking surveys in the Park Ward area and one thing that has been raised on numerous occasions is concern surrounding drugs.

“I hope that the activity today offers some reassurance that we are listening to what you are telling us and using this information to take action.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the local community for their support and co-operation. Your information is vital in helping us understand what the problems are and where they are happening so that we can tackle them.

“Our ward-based staff are continuing to work closely with people and groups within our communities to assess any concerns so we can respond accordingly.”

Yesterday (Wednesday) Gi Grimsby reported how a large amount of suspected spice, Valium, drug paraphernalia, cash and several mobile phones, were discovered by police when they raided a property in Cleethorpes, also as part of Operation Galaxy.
Two men and two women were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs following a search of a property on Harrington Street on Saturday.

Operation Galaxy is Humberside Police’s proactive task force comprising detectives, officers and staff from major crime, roads policing, intelligence, economic crime, police dogs and handlers and various other departments.

It has seen major successes this year in tackling a wide array of criminality.

Insp Hopper added: “I urge anyone with any information about crime in their area to please report it to us so that we can investigate. You can do so by calling our non-emergency 101 line or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.”

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