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Police in Hanwell find “substaintial amount” of class A drugs next to bench in Elthorne Park

Police in Hanwell have found what they have called a “substantial amount” of class A drugs while on patrol in Elthorne Park.

The finding on 23 January 2024 saw officers discovering the drugs next to a park bench at 3:45pm when they were patrolling the area.

Police have said no arrests have been made and in a statement to EALING.NEWS, the Met commented: “invaluable intelligence has been gathered to aid in an ongoing investigation into the drug supply in the area.”

The police have not revealed which drugs they found in Elthorne Park but Class A drugs include crack cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Sergeant Naeem Fazal for Hanwell Broadway, North Hanwell, Pitshanger & Walpole team said they are working with Parkguard, a private company contracted to the council to provide service to make the area safer:  “We are continuing to focus and increase patrols in the area and very fortunate for Ealing Council to also task Parkguard officers in the hotspot areas.”

Segeant Fazal explained that Met Police have been taking action with a number of raids and arrests being implemented. He said: “Over the year there have been a number of drug enforcement action including execution of drug search warrants, arrests and issuing community resolutions for low level offenders.

He added: “In addition to this we have issued 26 Community Protection warnings to numerous individuals and will continue to do so moving forward. In terms of engagements we work with outreach team to engage with persistent offenders. I am part of steering group chaired by head of RISE and the purpose of the meeting to review and discuss many topics.”

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