Cannabis found in police swoop
A MAN has been arrested after cannabis plants worth around £18,000 were seized from a home in Peterborough during a police raid.
Officers swooped on an address in Lincoln Road, New England, on Monday.
The action was part of Operation CAN-DO, a multi-agency campaign to improve the Millfield and New England areas over the next ten years.
A tip-off for the raid came from a Peterborough City Council neighbourhood officer who was in the area dealing with fly-tipping.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a class B drug and bailed until January 6.
Pc Alan Calver said: “Drug dealing has a significant impact on people’s lives, causing intimidation and misery for residents living in affected areas.
“This kind of activity will not be tolerated and we will continue to invest time to ensure those linked to drugs are caught and dealt with appropriately.
“I would urge anyone who suspects drug dealing in their community to contact either the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously.”
The raid was praised by Brian Gascoyne, chairman of the Millfield and New England Regeneration Partnership (MANERP), which also works to improve the area.
He said: “This is good news and sends out a powerful message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in the area.
“Operation CAN-DO is a longterm project and that means any drug dealers thinking of coming back to the area will have another thing coming.
“It has been a great success so far and achieved things far beyond what I thought could be done.
“The end result is that area is a much safer place and people don’t feel intimidated when they walk down the street.
“It’s also good to see different agencies working together to achieve the same goal.”
Gary Goose, strategic manager for the Saferpeterborough partnership, added: “This is yet another excellent example of effective partnership working as part of a multi-agency commitment to meet the desired outcomes of Operation CAN-DO.
“It is not acceptable that communities living in this particular area of our city have to face issues and challenges caused by a minority who commit crime.
“The success of this drugs raid is a continuation of the ultimate aim police and partners have to eradicate dealers and make our city a safer place to live, work and visit.”