Police in Tadcaster have acted on information which was provided by the local community and arrested a man for drug offences.
On Tuesday 04 July 2023 officers were on routine patrol when a member of the public stopped them to report suspicious activity at an address on Harold Hick Court. The officers went to the address and found a man in his 20s with a large quantity of cash and a mobile phone.
Police checks found that the man was wanted by West Yorkshire Police. He was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear and being concerned in supply of a class-A drug.
The man was interviewed and later received conditional bail which prevents him from entering North Yorkshire. He was sent to court to be dealt with for the West Yorkshire Police offence.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Martin Wedgwood from North Yorkshire Police commented:
“This is a good example of old-fashioned community policing. Neighbourhood officers were on routine foot patrol when a member of the public provided them with information which led to a positive outcome.
“As is proven here, community intelligence plays an important part in helping us identify drug dealers that are operating in communities across North Yorkshire.
“If you know of someone involved in the supply of drugs in your area, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
“If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
How to get help
Visit the Fearless website – it provides advice and information for young people.
For information about drugs visit the FRANK website
If you are concerned about a child or young person, you can also contact the NSPCC: