Video: Drugs raid on Saffron Walden Flat

A DAWN raid on a Saffron Walden flat has uncovered a stash of cannabis and resulted in two arrests. Police smashed down the door of the property on Crabtrees just after 7am on Wednesday.

A DAWN raid on a Saffron Walden flat has uncovered a stash of cannabis and resulted in two arrests.

Police smashed down the door of the property on Crabtrees just after 7am on Wednesday.

An 18-year-old male and a 20-year-old female have been charged with drug offences and will appear at Harlow Magistrates’ Court on May 6.

Officers from the Force Support Unit (FSU) used hydraulic equipment on the door frame and a battering ram to open the door.

Sgt Mick Ashton from Saffron Walden Police Station said: “We executed a warrant after a number from complaints from nearby residents in relation to anti-social behaviour linked with this property.

“It was a successful raid in as much as we found a quantity of what we suspect are class B drugs. The resident and her partner offered up a quantity when asked, and we then found another supply ourselves.”

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A man and a women, as well as a young child, were in the flat when it was entered by three FSU officers, four uniformed officers from Saffron Walden Police Station and a dog unit.

The child was picked up by a relative shortly after the police made the arrests.

Anti-social behaviour officer for the Uttlesford Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Fiona Gardiner was also in attendance.

“We have received a number of complaints about noise and disturbance from this property,” said Ms Gardiner. “Concerns were raised with me about a month ago with the number of cars that were turning up to visit the property and were not from the area.”