Friday, July 19, 2024

Police clamp down on drug dealing and “gang related” violence in Chafford Hundred

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.


  1. Over the last few years many people have left comments on various sites about the increase in violent crime in Thurrock and the impending increase in gangs, knife crime and drug dealing that would follow the flood of immigrants into Thurrock. Almost universally those people were branded racist, xenophobic and any other descriptions that could be used to belittle their views to try and hide the inevitable outcomes for Thurrock. Sounds like this story is well on the way to proving those people right and yet more proof of the failed policies of the left. There is no such thing as multiculturalism. Thurrock will be ghettoized and will experience all that has to offer in the future. I pity anyone that has to bring a family up in Thurrock now.

  2. Well done to the police for keeping on top of the situation.
    Chafford station is always going to attract that bit more trouble as people use the station for Lakeside. I don’t think allowing oyster cards out here works well as manby of these kids seem to travel in from East London. If they had to buy a paper ticket like before less of them would bother coming here in the first place.

    Secondly, law and order is just not up to stratch in the UK anymore. Both the Police and the judicial system are too soft which means that these suspicious types move on to petty crime and then harder crime if not stopped.

    Multiculturalism works as long as the balance is not tipped so dramatically that immigrant families are having more children than British families which increases extra pressure on public services. Unfortunately I cannot see any changes which will make a vast difference to the 4 million or so people that Labour added to the UK population. The current government, although making steps in the right direction, will not dare tamper too much with immigration.


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