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Drugs raids on 6 Beverley addresses

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after warrants were carried out at six addresses in Beverley this morning (Thursday July 4) ands a seventh in Cottingham.

Police carried out the raids acting on information about suspected drug crime from members of the public. 

The warrants were carried out shortly before 9:30am at addresses on Hodgeson Avenue, Beckside, Church View and Wilbert Court in Beverley and Gulliver Court in Cottingham.

Police told Beverley FDM that a significant amount of drugs, cash and drugs paraphernalia was found across the seven addresses.

Three men from Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering and a local man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. All four remain in custody whilst inquiries continue.

Officers found a number of vulnerable people at the addresses and they are being offered the appropriate support.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Grantham told us: “This was a big operation for us today and I am pleased to say that once again we have been successful in taking drugs off our streets.

“We know that drugs and the associated crime that comes with them can have a real impact on communities and that is why tackling these types of offences remains a priority for us.

“I would like to thank the members of the public that called in with information, helping us to take this action today.”

He continued: “Nobody knows more about what is happening in a community than those that live and work there and we rely on reports from the public to help us take action, making the streets safer. 

“When we receive information from the public, we put this together with the things that our officers see and hear to build up the bigger picture. This allows us to take appropriate action to address those concerns, whether this is through a warrant, a closure notice, an arrest or something else entirely. 

“If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area please speak to a local officer or call our non-emergency 101 number.

“If you would prefer not to give your name, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”