Suspected drug dealer in Wigan arrested with eight-year-old boy in car

A suspected drug dealer has been detained while allegedly plying her trade in Wigan - with an eight-year-old boy in tow.

Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 10:13 am
Police have detained a suspected drug dealer who had an eight-year-old boy in her car

Police have confirmed that officers, acting on a tip-off, pulled over a car, whose occupants had been acting suspiciously, in the Norley Hall area yesterday.

The driver was said to be a 31-year-old woman and there was also an eight-year-old in the vehicle.

Police say a "substantial amount of heroin and crack cocaine" was discovered in the car, as well as cash.

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More drugs were said to have discovered when a house was raided, at an unknown location, in connection with the case later.

A Wigan West police spokesman said: "The female and a 33-year-old male from the Liverpool area are currently under investigation."

Police have so far not confirmed what has happened with the eight-year-old boy in the car.

Police have urged anyone with information about drug dealing in the Wigan area to contact the force on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.