More arrests and £3,200 worth of cannabis seized in latest Welwyn Garden City drugs bust

PUBLISHED: 17:52 20 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:52 20 October 2016

Police officers continued their crackdown on antisocial behaviour and drug crime in Welwyn Garden City

Police officers continued their crackdown on antisocial behaviour and drug crime in Welwyn Garden City

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A total of 22 people have now been arrested as part of a police crackdown on suspected drug crime and antisocial behaviour in Welwyn Garden City.

Two arrests were made and around £3,200 worth of cannabis was seized following a drugs bust in Cole Green Lane on October 12.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply. He is due to return to Hatfield Police Station on December 5.

The other was a 28-year old man from Welwyn Garden City, who was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply. He is due to return to Hatfield Police Station on December 12.

Two teenagers were also arrested in connection with the antisocial behaviour which happened in Welwyn Garden City town centre at the end of September.

A 15-year-old boy from Welwyn Garden City was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods on October 13. He has been released on bail and is due to return on October 23 to Hatfield Police Station.

A 16-year-old from Hatfield was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit GBH and robbery on October 6. He has been released on conditional bail and is due to return on November 25 to Hatfield Police Station.

The boy’s bail with conditions includes a curfew not to leave his home between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

Detective Inspector John Hazeldine, who leads Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Crime Unit, said: “We are continuing our investigations into the antisocial behaviour experienced at Woodhall shops, the town centre and the reported drugs activity.

“We will not tolerate drugs use in Welwyn Hatfield and are working hard to drive it out.

“Through our own investigations and information from the public, we can work together to keep Welwyn Hatfield safe and I would therefore strongly encourage people to always report suspicious activity and anti-social behaviour to us should they come across it.”

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