Drugs warrants and community action in Stockport’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Drugs warrants and community action in Stockport’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Two people were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs after officers from Stockport’s East Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a drugs warrant.

Officers attended an address in Compstall on Wednesday 22 March and a man aged 40 later voluntarily attended a police station.

Later in the day, a 30-year-old woman was also detained while further searches took place. Both have been released pending further enquiries.

Several items were also found and have been sent away for analysis.

A drugs warrant was also carried out in Cale Green on Monday when numerous mobile phone SIM cards and three sets of weighing scales were seized, although no arrests were made.

The action across Stockport was on the back of GMP’s new neighbourhood policing structure that will see an additional 264 warranted police officers posted to neighbourhood teams across the force area.

Officers have also been carrying out road traffic operations, high-visibility patrols near schools, burglary hotspots and the transport network, and giving out crime-prevention advice to the public.

Inspector John Picton, who runs the Stockport Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, was joined by councillors and council officials on patrol in Edgeley.

Insp Picton was also handing out a crime survey and Bee in the Loop posters to shopkeepers.

He said: “I want to make sure these walkabouts are a regular feature of the community policing across the Central district.

“People in Edgeley are concerned about shoplifting, homelessness and drug dealing, and it is the role of the police to make sure people who live and work here can go about their daily business with reassurance and in safety.”

Chief Inspector Clare Ryle, GMP’s neighbourhood inspector for Stockport, said: “The new neighbourhood model will put our communities back at the heart of policing, not just in Stockport but across Greater Manchester.

“Our neighbourhood teams will be working with partner agencies to fight crime and address local issues like burglary, speeding and drug dealing.

“Each of Stockport’s neighbourhood teams will have its own priorities, reflecting the needs of our communities – we want to understand these issues so we can address them.”

The community action will continue across Stockport with a focus on the Central and West areas over the next few days.

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