Drug dealing being tackled in Pinehurst

Alert message sent 29/10/2018 14:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Our officers were out in Pinehurst on Friday night (26/10) to tackle drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

The North Swindon Community Policing Team joined forces with specialist teams. 

Three arrests were made;  the first was a 16-year-old from Penhill who was wanted for questioning about dangerous driving on a moped in The Circle, and an affray involving machetes at Clive Parade.  He was also found in possession of cannabis.  He was charged with possession of cannabis, inconsiderate driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance.  He has been released on unconditional bail. 

The second was a 16-year-old from West Swindon who was arrested for possession with intent to supply as he was found with class B drugs and a large amount of cash.  He has been released under investigation. 

The third was a 26-year-old man who was stopped during a car search, we found there was a warrant for his arrest from Sussex Police for failing to appear in court for being drunk on an aircraft.  This is now being dealt with by the Sussex Force. 

Three cars were searched leading to three people being given cannabis street warnings for possession.  

Four youths have been sent away from the Tree Courts and The Circle areas under dispersal powers – if they return in the near future they will be arrested.

Sgt Nigel Kinderman, the leader of Swindon’s Crime Targeting Team said:  "It’s apparent that our operations are annoying the local gangs a lot – so much so that a brick was hurled at one of our patrol cars this evening with officers in it, damaging the car. 
"Large numbers of children have been seen running away from police throughout the evening, many of whom are quite young.  
"I am deeply concerned that these young people are roaming the streets and their parents don’t seem to have a clue what they are up to.  I would appeal to the adults of the community to help us deal with these groups by monitoring where their children are, if only for their own safety."

Photos of some of the items confiscated and retrieved are in this link. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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