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Used needles and crack pipes found during drug enforcement visits

PUBLISHED: 09:35 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 11:16 09 September 2020

Police have arrested two men after thousands of pounds worth of alcohol and cigarettes were stolen from Colchester venues. Stock photo. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police have arrested two men after thousands of pounds worth of alcohol and cigarettes were stolen from Colchester venues. Stock photo. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A day of activity to combat drug use and dealing saw police uncover used needles, crack pipes and other paraphernalia at a number of addresses in a Suffolk town.

Police visited seven properties in the Sudbury area on Monday to carry out disruption activity and check on vulnerable residents.

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Pc Ryan Butters said items of drug paraphernalia were found, including used needles and crack pipes, adding: “Other visits were focussed on checking on residents who are vulnerable to ‘cuckooing’ – whereby vulnerable adults and young people have their property taken over by local drug dealers and have it used as a place to deal drugs.

“Although no arrests were made, a great deal of beneficial and importance intelligence was gathered as a consequence.”

If you suspect drug dealing taking place, or are concerned a young or vulnerable person has been the target of an organised crime group, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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