Weapons and drugs seized in three proactive stop and searches – Nuneaton and Leamington
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Officers seized weapons and drugs following three proactive stop and searches in the county yesterday.
Detectives from Nuneaton Proactive CID seized heroin after carrying out a stop and search on a man in Fife Street, Nuneaton. The 29-year-old man Nuneaton was arrested and later cautioned for possession of heroin.
A pepper spray canister was seized a few hours later following another stop and search by Nuneaton Proactive CID, this time in Abbey Street, Nuneaton. A 48-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and later released under investigation.
A member of the South Warwickshire Vehicle Crime Team stopped and searched a man after spotting a suspected drug deal taking place on the canal towpath near Rushmore Terrace, Leamington yesterday evening. The officer seized a flick knife, crack cocaine and heroin. A 20-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of a knife and remains in custody. He remains in custody.
Detective Sergeant Chris Cook from Nuneaton Proactive CID said: “This was a great example of proactive policing taking dangerous weapons and drugs off the streets. The public should be reassured that officers are out on the streets every day proactively looking for criminals and helping to keep our communities safe.”
Enquiries into all these incidents are ongoing. Anyone with information can call 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.