Police crackdown on crime in borough continues

POLICE executed two warrants in Thurrock yesterday, as part of a continued crack down on burglary, handling stolen goods and drugs offences.

Officers, accompanied by Trading Standards and HM Revenue and Customs executed a warrant at an office in The Queensgate Centre, Grays. A quantity of cigarettes, tobacco and jewellery were seized, as well a number of counterfeit DVDs and two air weapons.

As part of the operation, a 37-year-old woman from South East London was arrested on suspicion of being an over-stayer. Police liaised with immigration officials at Stansted to deal with any potential offences.

A warrant was also executed at an address in Clayburn Gardens, South Ockendon. A small quantity of cannabis was found, and a 43-year-old man from South Ockendon was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. He was charged with the offence and has been released on bail to appear at Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday, March 10.

Pc Emma Henderson, from the Basildon and Thurrock tactical team, said: “These warrants form part of our continued crack down on drugs and acquisitive crime in the area. Crimes such as these blight our communities, and we will continue to target those we suspect are committing crime in Thurrock.”

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