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Alert message sent 25/01/2021 08:56:00

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Good morning Citizen

Our 3rd update for Operation Trident in 2021 in West Durham is once again jam packed with news this week. This is thanks to some great information provided by our community in and around Consett, Stanley & Chester le Street. Here’s some of the work we have been up to over the last week;

On Tuesday, officers in the Garden Farm area of Chester le Street had cause to stop a black Mondeo driving on the road. The driver was found to have no insurance, and also without a valid licence to drive the car. The vehicle was seized and the driver reported to court for the offences.

On Friday, police from Chester le Street attended an address in Sacriston which had been identified as having a cannabis farm within the address. A man inside the address was arrested. The cannabis farm inside the address was extensive with the upper floor and loft converted specifically to grow drugs. The electrical supply had also been bypassed causing a massive fire risk. The setup was dismantled and destroyed. The man was charged with producing drugs and has been remanded.

On Tuesday, police attended the White le Head area of Stanley following a report of a disturbance. Following an investigation, a man was dealt with by police for a public order offence. He subsequently was issued with a community resolution.

On Friday night, police stopped a white Ford Focus in Consett following suspicion that the driver was under the influence. The driver failed the roadside drugs wipe test and was also found to be in possession of cannabis. He was arrested and an investigation is ongoing.

On Saturday police in the Leadgate area of Consett were alerted to 2 vehicles being used in an anti-social manner. Police stopped the vehicles and one man was subsequently arrested having been found in possession of suspected drugs and a knife following a search. One of the drivers was issued a written warning due to the manner of driving and the other vehicle was seized, having been found to have been given a warning previously.

Also on Saturday, police stopped a vehicle in the vicinity of the A693, Stanley which was found to be displaying false registration plates. The driver was also found to have no insurance and no valid licence. He was arrested and a following house search uncovered suspected drugs at his home. An investigation is ongoing.

And again on Saturday evening multiple police resources including the police helicopter attended the area of Pelton, Chester le Street following a reported disturbance. Entry was gained to an address in the village and a man identified from the incident was located hiding in the loft. He was also wanted in connection with other matters and was arrested. He has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place and has been remanded to appear at court. The investigations continue regarding the other offences.

As always, you as the public help make all of this possible! If you have concerns about any crime or criminality in your neighbourhood please give us a call on 101 or use the LiveChat on our force website. You can also contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.

Please do not attempt to report incidents through our Facebook inbox as all incidents need to be recorded and dispatched by our control room.
You can access our 101 Live Chat here;
https://www.durham.police.uk/Contact-us/Pages/101-Live-Chat.aspx
 
Message sent by
Brian Donnelly (Police, PCSO, Neighbourhood Police Team - Chester le Street)

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