Drugs and stolen property recovered in Bedlington raids

A series of arrests have been made as police recover drugs and suspected stolen property from homes in Bedlington.

On Wednesday, February 12, six warrants were executed in Bedlington.

At Dene Road, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing amphetamine and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A warrant executed at Westmorland Avenue resulted in a man aged 23 being reported for summons for drug possession, while a woman aged 18 received a caution for possessing drugs.

At Rosedale, a cannabis warning was issued to a man aged 34, while at Wilson Avenue, a 19-year-old man was charged with possessing cannabis.

Searches were also carried out at Rosalind Park where suspected stolen property was recovered, while a search was carried out at Victoria Terrace but nothing was found. Enquiries into the stolen property are still ongoing.

Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Bedlington Station, Steve Nicklin, said: “We’ve been carrying out an ongoing operation in the area to disrupt those people suspected of being involved in criminal activity, including drug use and supply.

“We’re committed to tackling those people suspected of being involved in crime and disorder in our communities and want to reassure people that when they pass on information to us, anonymously if necessary, then appropriate action will be taken.”

The activity forms part of the forcewide Operation Soundwave campaign, which is aimed at tackling those suspected of being involved in opportunist thefts and burglaries and handling or receiving stolen goods, as well as promoting crime prevention advice to residents.

Pc Nicklin added: “Operation Soundwave is aimed at taking action against those suspected of being involved in offences such as theft and burglary, as well any handling or receiving of stolen goods.

“Information from residents is vital and I’d urge people to contact us if they see any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood or have information about anyone involved in such crimes.

“I’d also like to remind residents to protect their property by taking crime prevention steps, such as locking homes and vehicles, and registering valuables with immobilise.com - so that if it does get stolen and later recovered we can easily reunite it with the rightful owner.”