Multiple arrests after Operation Stronghold in Gainsborough

Published on 26 September 2023, by Gainsboroughlive | 1 comment |

Ten people have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on drugs, violence and traffic offences in a Gainsborough. Officers from Lincolnshire Police simultaneously executed three search warrants in King Street on Tuesday, September 19.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs, with a further four arrested for offences including GBH and driving while impaired through drugs. PC Lindsay Postles, the community beat manager for the southwest ward in Gainsborough, said it had been a ‘positive step forward’ but there was still more to be done.

She said: “I am happy with the result today, however, there is more work to be done to ensure the issues do not resurface and we will carry on working with our community and partners to address the broader concerns. Drug dealing and anti-social behaviour can have a terrible impact on those living nearby.

“Working together can see real results. I’m grateful for the help of the local community in Gainsborough and ask for their continued support so we can have a positive impact on where they live.”

On top of the arrests, dozens of vehicles were also stopped. Five were seized and police say six drivers were ‘dealt with’ for traffic offences, which included not having a licence and using a mobile phone.

The crackdown was part of Operation Stronghold, which had been designed around the concerns of the residents. After weeks of speaking to people, the community beat team managed to put together enough intelligence for the three search warrants, police say.

Superintendent Lee Pache of the specialist operations unit, who worked alongside officers from various disciplines, said: “Using intelligence and policing skills, we focus on those who commit crime and also use the road network to do so. By way of example, criminals who go out to steal from others, to deal in drugs, commit fraud and those who carry weapons.

“We also targeted road users who flout road safety laws, who drive while disqualified, without insurance, and commit offences which cause serious harm on our roads.”

Originally published on LincolnshireLive

One response to “Multiple arrests after Operation Stronghold in Gainsborough”

  1. Clare says:

    The violent offenders need locking up more than drug dealers, how come they get bail ?

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