Two arrested in Whittlesey as knuckleduster and Class A drugs found in car
PUBLISHED: 10:25 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:43 29 March 2019
A knuckleduster and Class A drugs were found by police after they stopped and searched a car in Whittlesey.
Two people were arrested following the incident on the A605 at 1am this morning (March 29).
The car had been reported by a member of the public to be drug dealing.
Shortly after, with help from BCH Firearms Unit and BCH Roads Policing Unit the vehicle was stopped by officers.
A 44-year-old woman from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle while unfit through drugs, driving without insurance and possession of class A drugs. The vehicle was seized.
An 18-year-old man from Norwich was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.
Both remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.
In a post on the Policing Fenland facebook page, it read: “As well as having the pleasure of spending the night in hotel Thorpe Wood, we also seized their vehicle for no insurance…unlucky.
“Don’t carry a weapon on the streets of Cambridgeshire.”
DCI Rob Hall said: “We’d like to thank members of the public who called in with information relating to the car.
“These two arrests are a brilliant example of how members of the public reporting information to us makes a difference, and also shows the work our officers do off the back of that information.
“Sometimes a lot of work goes on behind the scenes that is not immediately obvious to members of the public – but all information supplied to us helps us build a picture of what is happening in a specific area.
“I would strongly urge anyone who suspects drug activity in their area, or knows anyone who carries a weapon, to please report it to us.”
It comes as part of Operation Raptor, which is the force’s drive to tackle crime and protect the public.
The team work round the clock to gather intelligence in their area, then apply to the courts for search warrants for addresses believed to be associated with crimes like drugs and gang activity.
If you suspect somebody is involved in drug dealing, or know someone who carries a weapon, report it to Cambs Police at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report or calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.