after police carry out drugs raids in Burnham and Berrow
carried out drugs raids in Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea yesterday
(Thursday) during a day of action across West Somerset when over
30 people were arrested.
people were held in Berrow following a raid on a home in the centre
of the village, as pictured here.
than 20 trays of cannabis plants were recovered by officers, along
with cultivation equipment, after a strong smell of the drugs
was reported to police.
raid took place on The Esplanade in Burnham where drugs were found
and, in other local incidents, several men were cautioned for
possession of cannabis.
than 100 officers were involved in the special day of action across
the district, which included activities in Burnham, Minehead,
Taunton and Bridgwater.
operation targeted drug crime and suspects who were wanted and
outstanding for a range of offences.
Martyn Cannon, who led the operation, said: "The day was
about targeting offenders suspected of being involved in drug
crime, theft, burglary and those wanted for other offences including
non-payment of fines."
of this criminality has a cost to our communities whether it be
the loss of property through theft, the misery brought by drug
dealing and its associated anti-social behaviour or other offences
which have an negative impact on our neighbourhoods such as criminal
damage. It has been a very positive day."
Superintendent Daimon Tilley added: "These dedicated days
of action are extremely beneficial. They are highly successful
providing immediate, visible and impactive reassurance for our
communities. They give us an opportunity to target specific issues,
bring the district together in one large operation and send a
strong message to our communities - we care about everyone's safety,
we will not tolerate those who are committing crime and will continue
to bring offenders to justice."
also hope they encourage people to come forward and let us know
about crime taking place in their area. We will listen and we
will take action - as today's activities prove."
can do this by contacting us on the 101 number, through our website
or come in to a police station or just stop us on the street.
Alternatively, you can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800
Top, Sgt Ian Kennett from Burnham Police at the raid in Berrow.
Centre - several police vehicles parked in the area near Thursday's
raid. Above - some of the trays of cannbais plants found at the