Police swoop on address in early morning drugs raid in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 10:41 21 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:08 21 February 2019

Dogs and firearms units heading to an address in Saffron Walden. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Dogs and firearms units heading to an address in Saffron Walden. Picture: ESSEX POLICE


Police raided an address in Byrds Farm Lane in Saffron Walden this morning (January 21).

Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team and dogs and firearms teams conducted a drugs warrant, resulting in a cannabis warning, reported for summons for possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at an address off Goddard Way, Saffron Walden, this morning.

“An 15-year-old boy has been reported for possession with intent to supply cannabis and 18-year-old woman was given a cannabis warning. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Mayor of Saffron Walden, Paul Fairhurst, said it was positive to see police addressing a “serious problem” in the town.

“It’s very positive to see police action and even more positive that it’s a drugs raid because it’s a serious problem we have been ignoring for a long time,” he said. “It’s good news that there are police when it matters. It’s a major issue in the town being addressed which is great.”

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