Police thank public for helping to fight crime

The public are helping police solve crime in Ilfracombe

OVER the last year, Ilfracombe police executed a total of 41 searches following information received from local people.

These included two firearms warrants, one theft warrant, one environmental health warrant and 37 Misuse of Drugs Act warrants.

As a result, police have closed down seven cannabis growing rooms, made 33 arrests for possession of heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis; and made one arrest for possession of a prohibited firearm.

“We would like to thank local people for the information they provide,” said Sgt Ian Dawson. “It enables us to tackle the issues that matter to local communities and helps keep Ilfracombe a safe place to live, work and visit.”

The misuse of controlled drugs remains a priority for Ilfracombe town, identified through public surgeries, council meetings and community feedback.

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