Six arrested in police drug raids in Hartlepool

Police are stepping up patrols in Blyth.
Police are stepping up patrols in Blyth.
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Six people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police raided three addresses in Hartlepool.

Officers carried out three warrants in the Oxford Road area of town today with suspected drugs found in each address.

Hartlepool Police said the operation was planned following consultation between the Safer Hartlepool Partnership, the Neighbourhood Joint Action Group and Neighbourhood Police Teams.

Chief Inspector Lynn Beeston said: “Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Team supported by colleagues have executed three drugs warrants in the Oxford Road area.

“Suspected class A drugs and suspected class C drugs were recovered from the properties.”

Six people aged between 31 and 49, including two women, were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

They comprise a 49-year-old man for class A drugs who is in custody, plus a man aged 34 and a woman aged 33 who have been bailed.

Two more men, aged 31 and 52 and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of having class C drugs with intent to supply.

They have also been bailed pending further inquiries.

Local police were supported by a number of specialist trained officers from across the force area.

They thanked the local community for their patience and information which led to the day’s raids.