Community tip off sparks raid

Inspector Helen Brear is back at the helm as the Inspector in charge of Wakefield Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Inspector Helen Brear is back at the helm as the Inspector in charge of Wakefield Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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POLICE seized a large haul of drugs after raiding a home in Agbrigg yesterday.

Officers from the Rural neighbourhood police team (NPT) arrested two people and seized heroin and crack cocaine after going into the house on Gordon Street.

Inspector Helen Brear said: “A large amount of crack cocaine and heroin was seized after we received intelligence from a member of the community.”

The raid took place during a day of action by the NPT.

Insp Brear said: “These action days are to empower the community and get them on board and making a difference - we do listen to what the community says and we do act on it.”

The team also spent the day stopping vehicles and made checks for red diesel, a low-tax fuel not permitted for general use on UK roads.

Two cars were seized on Doncaster Road for parking illegally.

Insp Brear added: “We are ultimately striving to make the community a better place to live and work.

“But we also want sustain this good work.”

The NPT also carried out a day of checks at HMP New Hall to catch people smuggling in drugs and other items, including mobile phone SIM cards.

Sgt Matt Jackson said: “The effect of operations like this have a positive affect inside for months to come.

“It helps prisoners who genuinely want to rehabilitate, and also keeps people on their toes as we arrive unannounced.”

The community action day yesterday also involved community engagement sessions with schools and test purchases in shops.

Anyone with any information about drug dealing should contact the NPT on 01924 293256.