Grimsby
October 7, 2020 2.28 pm

14 arrested in Northern Lincolnshire drug raids

Weapons and drugs seized

Police arrested 14 people in Northern Lincolnshire after a series of raids as part of a crackdown on criminal activity in the Humberside area.

Some 30 people were arrested in the East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire area after numerous warrants were executed on Tuesday.

Offences included drug possession, actual and grievous bodily harm assaults, attempted rape, theft and failure to appear in court.

One warrant was executed in Scunthorpe, and two in Grimsby as part of the response to criminal activity, with firearms, drug paraphernalia and offensive weapons seized by officers.

Two swords were found during the raids. | Photo: Humberside Police

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs of Humberside Police said: “The Op Galaxy Team launched 12-months ago in October last year, with the main aim of taking proactive action against criminal activity and to make our communities safer.”

A dangerous knife was taken by police, along with £30,000 worth of cannabis. | Photo: Humberside Police

A total of 1150 arrests have been made by the Op Galaxy team since its inception, in a bid to make communities safer, as well as difficult place for criminal activity to occur.

431 of those arrests resulted in charges and are currently going through the court process, due to 187 warrants being executed.

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