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Drugs and Firearm Investigation Seven Arrested

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Police have today arrested seven men from Accrington and West Yorkshire following a investigation into conspiracy to supply class A drugs and Possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

Police have confirmed a 29-year-old from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of a firearm.

A 32 year old man from in Accrington on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

A 37 year old man has also been produced from HMP Forest Bank on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Police executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at addresses in Portland Street, Willows Lane and Persia Street in Accrington.

All four men are in police custody and are being interviewed in relation to the offences.

The arrests come as part of an investigation into the supply of drugs in the Accrington area, in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police, who have also arrested a further four men on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Mark Winstanley said: “We are determined to continue the fight against drug dealers in the Accrington area and this morning’s raids are part of our on-going commitment to tackling that.

“Local residents have raised concerns about drug dealing in Accrington and we have listened to those concerns and are continuing to take action against those believed to be responsible.

“The activities of drug dealers can have a dramatic effect on our communities. They can ruin lives, fuel other crime, and can instil fear in our neighbourhoods so we are taking a tough approach.

“We need the public to continue to work with us to help us tackle drug crime by informing us of any suspicious activity.”

Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have been conducting patrols in the areas to reassure local residents.

Anyone with information about suspicious activity in their community should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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RAF Mildenhall incident is not terror related

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Police investigating an incident at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

A 44 year old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.

The male, who sustained cuts and bruises in the incident, has been taken into custody. Police are not looking for anyone else on the site in relation to the incident.

There is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base and no other people have been injured as a result of the incident.

The incident remains a police investigation at this time and enquiries are on-going and police are receiving support from other law enforcement agencies.

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Police Hour readers raise £6k in memory of PC James Dixon who sadly died on duty

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Police Hour readers have raised over £6K in the memory of PC James Dixon who tragically died on duty on December 5th, 2017.

Despite money being tight around this time of the year the Police Hour community has pulled together and raised over £6,000 to support the family of Police Constable James Dixon.

The funds raised will be transferred to the Thames Valley Police Federation once the fundraiser is complete.

James Dixon a road policing officer based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading, was riding his police motorcycle when he was sadly killed.

We’d like to thank our readers for helping us raise this money that will go a long way to support the family and especially sam his wife and their baby who is on the way.

This money will be used to support Sam his wife and their unborn baby to ensure they are supported.

Police Hour wants to be able to support the families and with the help of our readers, that has been made possible.

Thank you to everyone who has donated and even those who can’t spare any money but helped share the appeal.

If you’d like to help support and raise funds for PC James Dixon please click here to donate. 

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Shots fired as ‘car rams gate’ at US Air Force base in Suffolk

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It has been confirmed that shots have been fired after a car rammed the gates of a US Air Force base in Suffolk.

A man attempted to drive his car to force the vehicle into the barriers at the entrance to the RAF Mildenhall near Bury Sy Edmunds at 1pm on Monday.

Suffolk Police have confirmed that American Service personnel fired shots during the incident and now the site is now placed on lockdown.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that one person has been arrested.

It is believed that a car tried to ram the gates and the base has been placed on lockdown.

Police have asked members of the public to avoid the area for the time being.

Police have released a statement only to confirm they are dealing with an incident

“The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that one person has been arrested.

“It’s been reported that a car tried to ram the gates and the base has been placed on lockdown.

“Police have asked members of the public to avoid the area for the time being.”

Police released a further statement just after 1530 confirming they believed there was no wider threat.

“Police are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident at RAF Mildenhall, it is considered that there is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base.

“One man has been arrested and police are not looking for anyone else on the site”.

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