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Chainsaw used in dramatic Droitwich drugs raids

Droitwich Editorial 4th Aug, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

SPECIAL police Task Forces armed with a chain saw carried out dramatic dawn raids this morning (Monday) on two Droitwich homes on suspicion of drug dealing and taking.

A man in his 20s was arrested for possession and suspicion of intent to supply an A class drug at one of the homes in Woodmans Close.

Four police cars and two vans of special task force officers, dressed in Kevlar helmets and balaclavas, executed the rapid entry warrants at the two addresses about 8am.

The specially trained officers simultaneously gained access to the two properties, a few hundred yards away from each other, in the latest of a number of pre-planned warrants conducted over the last few weeks.

Both warrants were executed from the same intelligence and both homes were targeted as the suspect could have been at either address.

The suspect who was arrested was one of three men at the house.

The drugs, which also included a small amount of cannabis, have now gone off to be tested before the man is interviewed.

PC Jon Grithiths, from the Droitwich town centre team, said in 12 years it was the first time he had seen anything like it.

PC Paul Cound, involved in leading the investigation, added because the intelligence had enabled officers to carry out the raids, it showed the importance of people reporting suspected criminal activity.

He added: “We constantly get reports from members of the public about drug taking and dealing and it is just nice to get a positive outcome coming from the warrant.”

Anyone wanting to report any crime can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police kit used to force entry to properties.

Charlie who was involved in helping to search the property.

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