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Four men detained after trying to throw drugs over jail fence

PUBLISHED: 13:31 30 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 30 December 2018

HMP Highpoint Prison  Picture: MATHHEW USHER

HMP Highpoint Prison Picture: MATHHEW USHER

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Four men have been detained by police after reportedly being caught trying to throw drugs over the fence of a Suffolk prison.

Haverhill Police posted on social media that officers had come across four men near the perimeter fence of Highpoint Prison in Stradishall, near Newmarket.

The officers searched the men and discovered class A drugs, cannabis and tobacco, according to the force.

The tweet, which was posted at 12.05pm today, read: “Turned out to be a busy day! Came across four males in a car near to the fence of HMP Highpoint. “Searched and items for a throw over located including Class A drugs, cannabis and tobacco #4detained.”

The force also tweeted it was assisting the Suffolk rural crime team in tackling hare coursing.

It added: “Keeping an eye on the hunts in the area and eyes peeled for hare coursers. So far everything is looking good and no crimes being reported.”


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