Two men arrested and drugs seized in Clacton

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Essex police have arrested two men in Clacton as part of a knife crime operation. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Two men have been arrested after Essex police carried out increased patrols in Clacton.

Yesterday, Essex officers stopped a vehicle acting suspiciously in Clacton town centre at around 2.30pm. 

The vehicle was searched and suspected Class A drugs, money, mobile phones and a tyre wrench were found.

Two 25-year-old men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession with intent to supply drugs.

The pair have since been released under investigation by police. 

The arrests came during a day of high-vis patrols run by the Operational Support Group (OSG).

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