July 15, 2014 5.18 pm This story is over 89 months old

Lincoln drug raids lead to three arrests

Neighbourhood Day: Lincolnshire Police conducted a series of planned drugs raids to properties in the Hermit Street area of Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police conducted a series of planned drugs raids to properties in the Hermit Street and Tower estate areas of Lincoln, as part of a series of Neighbourhood Days on July 15.

Police acting on three warrants for misuse of drugs raided two properties on Hermit Street and one property on Tower Drive.

Three men aged 19, 30 and 31 were arrested at the property on Tower Drive with possession with intent to supply. All three remain in police custody.

The day of action was organised in order to demonstrate the work of the Local Community Policing Team, and their collaboration with the force and partner agencies, who act on community intelligence.

Lincolnshire Police thanked members of the community who have come forward with information about criminal activity in their area by using the 101 number and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

The City of Lincoln Council Antisocial Behaviour team and the Neighbourhood Management team also joined local councillors and other partner agencies in the Abbey ward of Lincoln to carry out an estate inspection.

Estate inspections, which are carried out monthly, note damages within the estate, breakages, and rubbish and waste that needs removing.

Speaking ahead of the day of action, Inspector Judith Kent, the Lincoln North Community Inspector, said: “We work very closely with the local community and it’s very important to me and my team that we are aware of what the problems are crime wise.

“Members of the community regularly give us intelligence and information about criminal activity in their area, whether that’s drug related, violence or even drink driving.

“All that information comes in to us and we then work with our intelligence units to organise days like today.

“Today we are using force resources, not just the neighbourhood action team but resources across the force with the aim of reducing crime and to make sure we are there in the community when they want us to be there.

“We want to make sure that people are reassured and that they are getting a fair deal out of Lincolnshire Police.

“What we are very keen to show is that if you tell us what you know we will do our research, and where we have got the power to react on something we will.”

The Abbey ward area has seen a number of violent crimes in the last few months.

Lincolnshire Police reassured residents and said that the crime rate is falling in the section of the city.

Inspector Judith Kent said: “Whilst we have seen a rise in violent crime, and there have recently been incidents where someone has died after a robbery and a local woman was murdered, there isn’t a rise in crime it’s a very low crime area.

“I am aware that the fear of crime is quite prevalent and we want to reassure the public.

“The Portland Street/Hermit Street area of Lincoln is a very mixed community and that community changes all the time, whereas some areas are less transient, so it’s about understanding the nature of that community.

“This Neighbourhood Day was organised long before the unfortunate deaths in that area and we will continue to focus on particular areas on other planned days of action.”

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