Police clamp down on drug dealing and “gang related” violence in Chafford Hundred
Date posted: 26-08-2012
POLICE looking to combat crime in Chafford Hundred have run a special operation.
Working in conjunction with British Transport Police (BTP) officers from Essex Police targeted the area around the railway station on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25.
The operation was implemented following an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and other crimes in the area of the station.
It also follows numerous accounts and reports told to YT of gang related activity in the Chafford area.
Both uniformed and officers in plain clothes patrolled the area to send a clear message out to those intent on committing offences in Chafford Hundred.
During the operation, Essex Police arrested two men for possession of cannabis. A 29-year-old man from Grays was given a fixed penalty notice, while a 22-year-old man from Chafford Hundred was charged and will appear at Basildon Magistrates Court in September 13.
In addition over 20 stop and searches were completed and intelligence gathered.
Following the success of this initial operation, police are planning further activity in the future.
Local residents and commuters are asked to continue working with police by reporting anything suspicious.
Anyone who experiences any anti-social behaviour in the area is asked to contact police on 101 or talking to their local PCSO.
Information can also be passed confidentially via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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