Cocaine seized in dawn drugs raids

SIMULTANEOUS drug raids took place at four homes in Cambourne in the early hours of last Wednesday (October 18) morning. Police wearing riot gear burst in to the properties in Swansley Lane, School Lane and High Street at 7.15am and seized a quantity of C

SIMULTANEOUS drug raids took place at four homes in Cambourne in the early hours of last Wednesday (October 18) morning.

Police wearing riot gear burst in to the properties in Swansley Lane, School Lane and High Street at 7.15am and seized a quantity of Class A drugs, namely cocaine.

Between 50 to 60 officers in eight marked police cars and vans and the police dogs section were involved in the biggest drugs burst Cambourne has every seen.

Detective Sgt Martin Brunning: "The raids were a huge success, we were acting on intelligence and made several arrests. This is part of an ongoing crack down on drugs in the Cambridge area."


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Three arrests were made, a 35-year-old man from Cambourne was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and has been bailed until December 13. A 39-year-old woman was arrested on intent to supply class A drugs and was bailed until December 7. Allen Entwistler, 34, from Camborune was charged with theft to appear at Cambridge Magistrates Court on October 20.

One of the houses had been raided a couple of times in the past couple of years.

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Cambourne is Cambridgeshire's newest development and has only 3,000 houses but it has been classed as a police priority after incidents of anti-social behaviour with youths from nearby villages gathering in Cambourne in groups of up to 100.

Only last month the town's only pub, The Monkfield Arms was ramraided in the early hours of the morning. Thieves crashed in to the side of building and removed a cash machine.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire Police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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