Arrest after police raid shop

05 May 2016 10:10 AM

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A man has been arrested following a police raid at a North Tyneside shop.

On Tuesday, May 3, police executed a warrant at Lifestyle Express, on Netherton Avenue, North Shields.

A large quantity of prescription drugs were recovered including diazepam tablets as well as Viagra, testosterone and nicotine aids.

Neil Armsworth, Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, said: "This day of action is an excellent example of community driven policing and was a direct result of the concerns expressed to us by local residents.

"Drugs cause misery in communities and the people targeting the vulnerable and most at risk with drugs supply will be identified and dealt with.

"The public are our eyes and ears and we will always act on what is passed to us, as this demonstrates.

"Anyone who has information about suspected crime and disorder in their community can speak with their local officers, anonymously if necessary so we can take appropriate action."

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with concerns or information to help can contact police on 101.


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