A man was arrested in Malmesbury this week following proactive policing work by Community Policing Team officers.

At approximately 12.30am on Wednesday 31 May 2017, officers stopped a vehicle in Foxley Road.

The passenger in the vehicle got out and fled the scene but was chased and caught by an officer and a quantity of drugs were recovered. The 18-year-old man from Malmesbury was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and was taken to Melksham custody.

He has since been released under investigation.

Acting Inspector Sean Brady of the North Wiltshire Community Policing Team said: “This is excellent work by local officers in targeting those involved in the supply of drugs.

“This particular incident was a great example of team work and I’d like to praise the officer for his tenacity in chasing the young man involved on foot.

“Although this man has currently been released under investigation, our enquiries are very much ongoing and the drugs seized have been sent away to be forensically tested.

“We continue to focus on local issues to improve the communities in which we are so fortunate to work.

“We understand that drugs can have a really negative impact on local communities and we would encourage anyone who suspects drug activity to report it via 101.”


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