Police day of action results in arrests

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police in Blyth have made arrests in a targeted day of action.

A series of warrants were carried out on Friday, January 8, as part of Operation Merlin and a man and woman were arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of Class-A drugs.

Three of the warrants were executed under the misuse of drugs act and a quantity of heroin was seized.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

The fourth warrant was carried out in the South Beach area and a man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A large quantity of counterfeit clothing was also seized from a property in the Newsham area and a nuisance motorbike rider was stopped for riding without insurance in Southend Avenue.

Chief Inspector Nicola Musgrove said: “This day of action is an excellent example of community driven policing and was a direct result of the concerns expressed to us by local residents.

“We are committed to ensuring those who cause the most harm and disruption in our communities are apprehended and face the consequences of their actions.

“We are doing what we can to tackle offenders and make Blyth an even safer place to live.

“I would urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to us by calling 101.”