Public help police seize drugs

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POLICE have seized a large amount of drugs after receiving information from concerned members of the public.

At around 9.15am on Thursday January 15, police executed a warrant at an address on Briar Grove in Leigh and found in excess of 800 diazepam tablets and a quantity of cocaine.

Officers seized the drugs and arrested a 50 year-old man on suspicion of possessing diazepam with intent to supply and a 21 year –old man on suspicion of possessing cocaine.

PC Paul O’Donnell said: “Hopefully this will send out a reassuring message to everyone on how committed we are to robustly clamping down on unlawful drug dealing and possession in the Wigan Borough.

“The information which led to the warrant largely came from members of the public and I would like to stress just how important community generated intelligence is to the police.

“We are extremely grateful for information that is reported to us by the local community and we will always look to act on it and take positive action.”

To report a crime contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.