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Crime & Police Roundup 17/06/2011

Posted on - 17th June, 2011 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Crime

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Cannabis and cocaine were seized and five people were arrested as police carried out a series of drugs raids in Preston yesterday morning.

Warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act at three properties in Avenham on Sandown Court, St Austins Road and Oxford Street.

Two large bags of cannabis bush and a small amount of cocaine were recovered from the property on St Austins Road. Three cannabis plants were seized from the flat on Sandown Court and a small amount of cannabis bush was recovered from the address on Oxford Street.

Det Insp Gareth Willis said: “We executed these warrants as a result of information that we received from the community.

“We will continue to work with residents and other agencies to put a stop to drug-related crime in the city and I would urge the community to continue to work with us by telling us about any suspicious activity”.

A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating a cannabis plant and a 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug (cocaine) and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

A 21-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 40-year-old woman were all arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class B drug (cannabis).

All five remain in police custody where they are being questioned by detectives.

If you have any information about drugs in your area, you can report it to the police by calling 0845 1 25 35 45.

A 25 year old man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery outside a supermarket in Longton near Preston.

Calvin Scott from Merseyside has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery following a cash in transit robbery at Booths supermarket in Longton on 9 June 2009.

Two security guards were delivering cash to an ATM machine at Booths when they were attacked by three masked men armed with a machete, a large knife and an iron bar. One of the guards was stabbed several times in the leg and was hospitalised.

Scott had been circulated as wanted and was arrested on 10th June 2011 in Staffordshire.

He has also been charged with possession on a lock knife and appeared before Chorley Magistrates Court this morning where he has been remanded to Preston Crown Court on 5th September 2011.

Four men have already been sentenced for their part in the robbery.

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