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Arrests, seizures and searches – it’s been a ‘busy week’ for Operation Reacher police teams in Gedling borough


Our local Operation Reacher team in Gedling borough has taken to social media to share news of its particularly ‘busy week’.

The team say they are continuing to work at ‘full pelt’ to tackle issues causing concern to our local communities – including finding and locking up suspected criminals.

During this week’s activity alone, the team has arrested five people in connection with a range of offences including two men detained on suspicion of drug offences after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis after separate vehicle stops. One of these men was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis after a quantity of cash was seized from the vehicle.

Drugs and cash
PICTURED: Drugs and cash seized by the Operation Reacher police team (IMAGE: Notts Police)

The team also arrested a man on suspicion of possessing criminal property after making an intelligence-led vehicle stop and discovering a quantity of cash in his car, another man on suspicion of outraging public decency and a further suspect who was wanted on recall to prison. 

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On top of all of that, the Operation Reacher team also took three vehicles off the roads – two for having no tax and a third after the driver had no license or insurance – and also conducted 12 stop and searches and four house searches. 

Inspector Chris Pearson, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector responsible for local policing in the Gedling borough area, said: “The Operation Reacher team, working closely with our Neighbourhood Policing Teams, is already having a massive impact in helping to tackle and disrupt crime in our communities and helping to keep our streets safe.

Their relentless and determined efforts have included executing warrants in relation to drug supply and possession offences, making arrests and seizing weapons and property, and continuing to patrol hot spot areas for drug-related crime.

“Our teams are hungrier than ever to crack down even harder on criminals who are causing misery in our communities and their excellent work will continue throughout this month and into the New Year.”

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  1. And yet still the crimes carry on. The police were on my street last week but once again did nothing about the people who are causing havoc. They were successful in raiding a Christian bookshop a couple of weeks ago, however. I think someone’s got their priorities wrong.

    • waste of time do not do anything with them just going from one partnership to another s
      pending taxpayers money belonging to us ,they should be gone from houses they frequent in or contribute to borough finances so we can all share in their benefits not ours.


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