Off-duty police officer’s suspicions lead to arrest of teenager in Yate

May 03 2017

A TEENAGER was arrested in Yate and suspected class A drugs seized due to the suspicions of an off-duty police officer.

A TEENAGER was arrested in Yate and suspected class A drugs seized due to the suspicions of an off-duty police officer.

The officer spotted the youngster in the Halifax Road area and kept him in view while contacting on-duty colleagues. 

Neighbourhood PC Angharad Baynham and PCSO Sadie Bignell responded and the young man was stopped and searched.

A total of 51 wraps of suspected class A drugs were seized and he was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug. 

A 17-year-old was later released under investigation pending further inquiries, including tests of the seized substance. 

Neighbourhood Sergeant Terry Murphy said: “We know the impact drug dealing can have on the wider community, as well as drug users, their family and friends. 

“Drug dealing can bring issues with people coming and going day and night, anti-social behaviour, litter and other crime. 

“We want to hear from anyone who feels something isn’t right when it comes to unusual activity or who has any other information about crime.”