Specialist officers make number of arrests across Thurrock

Broxburn Drive

OFFICERS from the Operational Support Group (OSG) have been out in Thurrock making arrests as they continue protecting and serving Essex.

They made seven arrests as targeted those posing a danger on our roads.

Two men – aged 29 and 46 – were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation after a vehicle was stopped on the London-bound A13 near the junction for Wellington.

They then made three drug driving arrests.

A 40 year-old man was arrested in Broxburn Drive at around 7.30pm, a 23 year-old man was arrested when a vehicle was stopped on the A1306 at around 8.15pm, while a 30 year-old man was arrested on the A13 near the Five Bells Interchange also at 8.15pm.

All three have since been released under investigation.

Then, after seeing a vehicle driving erratically two men were arrested in Hamble Lane, South Ockendon at around 11.15pm.

A 27 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and has been released under investigation while a 28 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing powers of a drug search.

He remains in custody.

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