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Crime roundup 28/10/11 – Police seize crack cocaine and hunt ‘Penwortham flasher’

Posted on - 28th October, 2011 - 10:50am | Author - | Posted in - Crime

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Police have seized crack cocaine and hundreds of pounds in cash when they stopped a car in Penwortham.

The vehicle was pulled over by police Wednesday evening on Liverpool Road.

A subsequent search of a property on Christ church Street in Preston led to the discovery of more cocaine which was also seized by officers.

A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply. He remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Keith Lee said: “Preston’s residents can be reassured that we are committed to taking drugs off the streets.”

“We will continue to work with communities to stamp out drugs and related crime.”

The raids come after cocaine was seized along with thousands of pounds in cash from a property on Blundell Road yesterday morning. Thousands of pounds in cash was also seized from a property on St Paul’s Road.

A 29 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and a 30 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis, while a 26 year old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

All three have since been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

 

Detectives investigating a number of ‘flashing’ incidents at a park in Penwortham have released an evofit (above) of a man they would like to speak to. 

Between June and September police received six separate reports of a man who exposed himself to school children in and around Hurst Grange Park on Cop Lane.

In June and July police received four reports of a naked man who emerged from bushes in the park and approached a group of school girls between the times of 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

On all of the occasions the white man was wearing a piece of clothing wrapped around his head, but his face could always be seen.

Detective Sergeant Ian Derbyshire said: “We are now very keen to trace the man in the evo-fit. If anybody thinks they recognise him then I would urge them to contact police.”

“The investigation into these incidents is continuing and we are following up a number of enquiries. We are now very keen to trace the man in the evofit. If anybody thinks they recognise him then I would urge them to contact police.

“Thankfully nobody has come to any harm as a result of these incidents; however the children involved have, understandably, been left distressed by what has happened.

“I would like to reassure people that we are still very much in the hunt for the person responsible and we would continue to ask pupils and parents to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to police.”

Any information can be passed to police on 08451 25 35 45 or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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