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Two arrested on suspicion of drug offences after failing to stop for police in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 17:19 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:28 16 January 2017

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Two men have been arrested as part of the campaign against drug dealing in the county after failing to stop for police in Norwich.

At around 4pm on Sunday, intelligence gathered as part of Operation Gravity led officers to a suspicious vehicle in the Brazengate area of Norwich. However, when approached by a marked police car it failed to stop at the scene.

A short while later two men were arrested in connection with the incident. The first man, in his early 30s from the London area, was arrested on suspicion of offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of Class B drugs (cannabis) and possession of bladed article.

The second, a Norwich man in his late 30s, was arrested on suspicion of offences including driving under the influence of drugs, failing to stop driving when directed, dangerous driving, possession of Class A drugs (cocaine) and burglary. They both remain in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre at this time.

T/Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall, Norfolk’s County Policing Commander, said: “We will take any opportunity we have to target people who we believe are involved in drug dealing in our county.

“Intelligence forms a significant part of our operation and this type of action is only possible if we are made aware of any suspicious behaviour. These arrests show how much local communities working with us is key to successfully tackling this type of criminality.”

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