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Suspected drug dealer in black tracksuit chased of out Ipswich park

PUBLISHED: 16:05 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 25 September 2018

Christchurch Park's pond  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Christchurch Park's pond Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A suspected drug dealer dressed all in black was chased out of an Ipswich park by police officers.

Christchurch Park's pond  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChristchurch Park's pond Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The man, who was thought to be dealing Class A substances, was spotted by officers from the Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team on Tuesday, September 25.

Officers Tweeted: “Town centre police have today chased a suspected Class A drug out of Christchurch Park - the suspect is described as being male, black, aged 21yrs, black matching Adidas tracksuit, black trainers, black rucksack and black cap.

“Any sightings please call police.”

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Between January and July this years, officers arrested over 150 people in connection with the supply of class A drugs across the county.

As well as the arrests over £18,000 and over 2,800 wraps of class A drugs, such as heroin and cocaine have also been seized by officers across the county with 45 warrants also carried out.

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