Court staff seize drugs & weapons

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HEROIN, co­caine and cannabis are reg­u­larly be­ing seized by se­cu­rity staff as peo­ple try to en­ter Wi­gan Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Fig­ures ob­tained through a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion re­quest show that in 2011, 29 seizures of drugs were made at the court by se­cu­rity staff, along with many other banned items in­clud­ing tools and knives.

Last year 36 bot­tles and cans of al­co­hol were also seized.

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