Police call on public after Grimsby drugs raid
Officers for Humberside Police’s Operation Galaxy have urged the public to “keep feeding information” regarding crime in their area following a drug raid at a property on Grimsby’s East Marsh.
Launched in October 2019, Operation Galaxy is an initiative which aims to target the criminals who Humberside Police said are ‘causing our communities the most harm’.
The operation features staff from various force departments – including major crime, road policing, and intelligence. It has seen tens of thousands of pounds worth of drugs taken of the boroughs streets.
Deputy Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “We are a force on the front foot and we are taking control of our streets and roads, making the lives of criminals and predators difficult and uncomfortable.
“We are determined and committed in tackling criminality across the Humberside force area, to ensure our communities feel safe and protected, as that will always be our main priority.”
Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, the lead for Operation Galaxy added:
“We’ve recruited over 500 new officers in the past three years, meaning we’ve got more people on the street to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, tackle the issues that matter to you the most and engage with a purpose.
“Engagement with you as the people we serve is a crucial part of ensuring this operation’s success, which is why our NPTs are now more highly visible and door knocking in areas where warrants are taking place, to update you on the action taken and that we are not letting criminals resume their activity as the lockdown restrictions ease.
“They also want to know what’s concerning you in your area and will be gathering information from communities as to what issues are bothering you the most. So far, officers have knocked on over 550 doors across the force area.
“It’s important that if there is an issue that is causing you concern, you tell our neighbourhood officers, as they are there to protect you and make your area a safer place.”
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