Blurton Day Of Action Leads To Arrests

Stoke South Local Policing Team have carried out a Day of Action in Blurton on 12th January 2018 resulting in a number of arrests.

Drugs warrants were executed at properties on Ripon Road where a 27-year-old man and a 48-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.

Another address was raided with a sizeable quantity of drugs seized from the premises. A man will be arrested in connection with this find imminently.

On Elm Place, a 24-year old was also arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving.

Chief Inspector Karen Stevenson, Commander for Stoke South Local Policing Team said: “Blurton residents have highlighted on-going concerns within their community and so our Day of Action has given us the opportunity to target the area for persons currently wanted and to carry out drugs and road traffic operations leading to several arrests.

“In addition, officers have been linking in with the local housing team to look at tenancy enforcement and general community issues and our locals PCSOs have been manning the mobile policing unit on site.

“The day has proven to be a real success and we hope to run similar initiatives in the future. If you are concerned about drugs or criminality in your neighbourhood, report it to us by calling 101.”