Police drug raids

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HUNDREDS of pounds worth of heroin was seized by police in a series of drugs raids across Bridlington.

Three raids were co-ordinated simultaneously as three properties on Tennyson Avenue, Promenade and Gypsey Road were targeted at around 9.30am last Wednesday.

A man and a teenager were arrested at one of the addresses when a substantial amount of heroin was discovered in a bedroom at the flat.

The two, aged 15 and 36 have since been released on police bail pending further forensic investigation.

Police have not ruled out further arrests following the raids and said the seizure of that amount of heroin would certainly have affected the availability of the drug in Bridlington in the short term.

Five officers from Goole were bought in to help with the operation and, after forcing entry into the addresses, a sniffer dog unit was used to search all three properties as police seized a number of items as evidence.

In total 23 police officers took part in the raids, after a careful intelligence led investigation. Wednesday’s raids came just three days after Police seized a significant amount of heroin from another Bridlington address.

That raid, on Sunday evening on Trinity Road, saw a 38 year old man arrested.

He was later bailed pending further forensic investigation.

Sgt Carl Sweeting, of Bridlington Police, said: “I am pleased that these raids have been successful. On Sunday we recovered £600 worth of heroin and we’ve found more again today.

“These drugs would have been destined for the streets of Bridlington and we are very pleased to have stopped that. We are determined to continue stopping people dealing class A drugs in Bridlington.”