Drugs raid carried out at Bedford house as police tackle parts of town with biggest increase in crime during lockdown

Community team target Queens Park, Cauldwell, Goldington, Harpur and town centre

By Clare Turner
Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:41 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:16 pm

A drugs warrant was carried out at a property in Goldington on Friday morning (March 26) as part of a month of action in parts of Bedford which have had the biggest increase in reported crime during lockdown.

Targeting Queens Park, Cauldwell, Goldington, Harpur and the town centre, Bedford community officers have tackled issues ranging from drug dealing to cuckooing.

As part of the month of action the team has:

Police issue a closure order as part of the month of action

> Executed five warrants

> Charged two people with cultivation of cannabis

> Arrested a further two people on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs who were released under investigation

> Secured closure orders on three properties

> Found two cannabis factories

> Held a series of meeting to safeguard vulnerable people in the town

Inspector Sam Hunt, from the Bedford Community Policing team, said: “This month of action shows the type of serious crime that is buried within our communities.

“We aren’t just dealing with neighbourly disputes anymore, we are tackling organised crime groups, cuckooing, exploitation, drugs, serious youth violence and much more.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to our communities who have played a massive part in making this month of action so successful.

“We rely on residents to report suspicious incidents or concerns they may have to help build our intelligence picture of the area and help to inform our work. We want our community to know that every report matters, we are listening and we will take action.”