23rd Jul, 2019

Police deal double blow to drug and car crime

Malvern Editorial 3rd Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THREE people were arrested in Malvern as part of a police operation to crack down on drug use in the town.

More than 20 bags of heroin and crack cocaine were found at an address in Skyrrold Road in an early morning raid last Thursday (March 26).

A 39-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, all from Malvern, were subsequently arrested and have been bailed until May 26.

The arrests came as a result of Operation Protect, which was a joint scheme run by West Mercia and Warwickshire Police on Thursday.

Beginning at 5am, the day saw more than 72 arrests, following 47 drugs raids, along with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations to tackle criminals illegally using the roads across the counties.

A total of 19 arrests were made in South Worcestershire as part of the day.

Upwards of 2,000 members of the force took part in the day which aimed to show residents how the police were committed to protecting people 24 hours a day.

Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: “Every single member of our alliance, no matter what their job title, plays an important role in protecting our communities from harm every day of the year.

“We are dedicated to being open and transparent.

“This was our chance to give one clear strong message that we are here to catch criminals, prevent crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and to engage with our communities to reassure them and to keep them safe.”

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