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Three Arrested After Tang Hall Drugs Raid

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12:55pm 28th March 2014

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A and Class B drugs during an Operation Hawk day of action in York.

Officers are currently questioning the suspects – two men aged 24 and 34, and a 34-year-old woman, after finding a quantity of drugs, believed to be amphetamine and cannabis, while conducting a search warrant at a property on Etty Avenue in Tang Hall on Thursday 27 March 2014.

The 34-year-old man was also in breach of his prison release licence.

As part of the ongoing campaign to protect residents and businesses in North Yorkshire from the threat of criminals operating in their communities, officers were out in force throughout York on Thursday to target offenders.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Nunnery Lane at around 2.30pm. She was wanted on a warrant issued by York Magistrates’ Court after failing to attend to answer charges of theft.

One of the charges related to the theft of money from a British Legion charity tin at Wackers restaurant on Gillygate. She was due to appear before the court on Friday 28 March 2014.

A wanted man was arrested on Pavement in York city centre. The man, aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of theft from Spar on Huntington Road.

He was later charged and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 April 2014.

Another wanted man was arrested at a property in Rawdon Avenue in connection with a theft of Tadcaster Road. The man, aged 50, will also appear at York Magistrates’ Court on 17 April 2014.

Two other men were also arrested on suspicion of theft on Jockey Lane.

In addition to the arrests, officers issued three cannabis warnings and conducted numerous stop searches on known offenders.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Operation Hawk was established to protect all residents throughout North Yorkshire from the threat of criminality in their communities.

“The resources we have working on the operation means we can disrupt the lives of criminals by searching their houses, tracking down wanted people, stopping and searching known offenders and building up an intelligence picture of what criminal activity they are involved in.

“The numerous days of action which we have had and will continue to have will hopefully show criminals that we know who they are, what they are doing and that we won’t tolerate their behaviour.

“We might not have paid them a visit on this occasion but next time there is every chance that we will do.”

Operation Hawk was set up at the end of July 2013, to dedicate police resources to protect residents throughout North Yorkshire and the City of York from criminals operating within their communities and from offenders travelling in from other areas.

Residents can help the operation by reporting any suspicious activity in their community to the police or Crimestoppers.

If you have any information about crime or suspicious people in your area contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the case of an emergency always dial 999.

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