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Shutters brought down on shop in Gedling borough after police find cannabis on premises


Police have ordered a shop in Gedling to be shut down for three months after cannabis was discovered at the property.

The business was searched following intelligence from the local community and has had a closure order agreed for the next three months.

Officers who are part of new proactive policing teams carried out a warrant last week and recovered a quantity of cannabis from the property.

A man was arrested and has subsequently been questioned and released under investigation.

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The proactive work follows the announcement that all 12 neighbourhood policing areas across the city and county will have a team of six officers committed to tackling local issues and crime while enhancing partner and community relationships.

The team in Gedling began operating on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.  

Detective Sergeant Mike Ebbins, who led the warrant, said: “The update of the closure notice is a positive step and sends a clear message that this will not be tolerated on our patch. It is important the community know that we will listen to concerns and act upon information provided.

PICTURED: Cannabis found at the property in Gedling

“Having the extra resource means we can tackle what really matters to the community and examples such as the warrant on Wednesday just goes to show our commitment to doing just that.”

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Gedling, Chris Pearson, said: “It’s great to see the benefits that the boost to proactive policing is already having in Gedling.

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“Hearing of the updates coming out of Wednesday’s warrant, I’d like to use the results to reassure the community that we will investigate such reports and that any form of drug-related activity will not be tolerated.

”Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping met with the officers and local councillors last week ahead of the new proactive teams launching, and added:

“We are expanding Op Reacher rapidly and every Neighbourhood Inspector will have a team. 

“The team in Gedling started just last week and have already produced dramatic results – we are on the road!”

Leader of Gedling Borough Council Councillor John Clarke said: “Let this be a warning shot to others who are involved in similar illegal operations that quick action will be taken and we won’t tolerate this in our borough.

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“The initial success of the operation is a great sign and we’re very pleased with the partnership work taking place with the police and our Public Protection team to keep our communities safe.

“We ask that residents, who are our eyes and ears, let the police know if they see anything suspicious.”

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