Three arrested after Norwich drugs raids

Ben KendallThree people have been arrested following two police raids aimed at clamping down on drug dealing in Norwich..Ben Kendall

Three people have been arrested following two police raids aimed at clamping down on drug dealing in Norwich.

The raids on two properties in the Lakenham area are the latest in a series of operations to tackle drug dealing in the neighbourhood, after it was raised as a priority by worried families.

Officers from the Lakenham and Tuckswood safer neighbourhood team were helped by specialist units as they executed the warrants on Wednesday.

In the first raid a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A and Class B drugs and was issued with a caution.

This was followed by a second raid where two women, aged 45 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply. They both remain on bail, pending further enquiries.

Sgt Dave Jerman, from the safer neighbourhood team, urged people to come forward with information about drug dealers.

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He said: 'We are committed and will continue to take positive action to stop drug activity in the area, an issue raised by concerned residents which we adopted as a priority to deal with.

'I urge anyone who can offer information to help build up a greater picture of illegal drug activity to contact the police immediately, all reports will be taken in confidence'.

The team has been working to target drug problems since people complained about the issue in December. The team has carried out eight drugs raids, leading to a string of arrests and the seizure of drugs.

A review of the action taken to address the problem will be given at the next safer neighbourhood action panel on Wednesday, March 10 at 7pm at the Jubilee Community Centre in Long John Hill.

Anyone with information about drug related activity are asked to contact the police in confidence, in an emergency on 999 or in a non-emergency on 0845 456 4567.

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