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Drugs fears for Haverhill after Police arrest two

Police have discovered a quantity of Class A drugs at a property in Connaught Road, Haverhill.

This followed reports of a burglary at a property there last Wednesday afternoon in which four or five men were senn breaking into a house. A man was later found in Camps Road/Burton End with a cut face. Class A drugs were found in the Connaught Road property.

Police have arrested two people who have been interviewed and bailed.

Further arrests on drugs charges were made in Haverhill during a police day of action on January 19.

The police action has been praised by local councillor Maureen Byrne who has warned that any cutbacks to policing in the town will have a dire impact.

There is concern that drug dealing is moving out of London into Suffolk and people are worried at the effect of the proposed closure of the police front desk in the town and any losses to police cover.

Cllr Byrne, who represents Haverhill South on the town council, said: “I am majorly concerned that if police cuts happen then this will be a massive problem for police and a problem we don’t want in Haverhill.

“We have residents keeping an eye out and through the co-operation of residents that police action has been successful.

“If we have these drugs problems and are cutting back it’s going to get out of hand. The police have done a fantastic job but drugs are not acceptable to anybody, particularly Class A drugs that are sneaking into Haverhill.”

Councillors were due to meet Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner, this afternoon to discuss policing for the town.

Suffolk police says they are aware that people are dealing drugs in the county’s towns and that people are coming in from other areas including London.

Extra officers have been working in Haverhill since last Wednesday’s incident.

A 34-year-old man from Haverhill was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying drugs. He was interviewed and bailed to return to police on March 18. A second man, aged 21 from London, was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and supplying a controlled drug. He was also released on bail to report back to police on March 18.

On January 19 three warrents were carried out in Haverhill. Three people were arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. No action was taken on two but a 36-year-old woman from Haverhill has been bailed to March 17 on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

Police also want to hear from anyone who may have information about last Wednesday’s incidents.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said: “We’ve had a number of drugs arrests in this area and the matter is subject to an ongoing investigation being targeted by police.”

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