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Continuing our crackdown on drugs in south Bristol

Added on 09 October 2017 at 13:04

Our on-going work to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the communities of south Bristol continues.

Three people were arrested in Whitchurch on Saturday (October 7) after we received information from local people that drugs were being dealt from a car.

We stopped the car on East Dundry Lane and arrested three people, two of whom were subsequently charged.

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Alfie Sparks, aged 19 and from Whitchurch, was charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court this morning (October 9).

Lewis Baker, aged 20 and from Hartcliffe, was charged with driving other than in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance. He is due in court on October 24.

A third man, aged 19 and from Whitchurch, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and has since been released under investigation.

Hartcliffe Beat Manager PC Richard Jefferey said: “A key aspect of our work in these areas is to focus on the cars, which we know are used to carry drugs around the community and are often driven without insurance, by people without driving licences or any of the correct paperwork."

“We need local people to tell us what they know. If you suspect a car is being used to carry and deal drugs in your area, then please report it."

You can report your suspicions via our website or by calling 101. If a crime is in progress then call 999.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can always give information anonymously to Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555111, or via their website

Crimestoppers never ask for your name or trace your call and offer rewards of up to £1000 for information leading to an arrest and charge.