Clacton / East Sussex: arrests during early morning raids - update
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Three people arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and drugs offences in Clacton and Eastbourne, East Sussex, yesterday, Tuesday 26 July, have been released under investigation.
A 35-year-old Clacton man was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences, being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
A 29-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
And a 31-year-old woman from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences and being concerned in the supply of cannabis
All three have been released under investigation and our inquiries are continuing.
Specialist officers have arrested three people following two co-ordinated early morning raids in Clacton and Eastbourne in East Sussex.
Officers from our North Disruptor and Raptor teams, together with a dog-handler, this morning, Tuesday 26 July, executed search warrants under section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.
During searches of the two properties, officers seized several phones and SIM cards, memory sticks, an electronic stun gun, cannabis edibles and manufacturing equipment, cannabis growing equipment, cash and two designer watches.
A 35-year-old man was arrested in Old Road, Clacton, on suspicion of modern slavery offences and for being concerned in the supply of cannabis, as were a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman arrested in Susan’s Road, Eastbourne.
Our inquiries are ongoing.
We have three Disruptor Teams covering our county, which work with other local and specialist teams to keep communities safe and bring offenders to justice.
But they can’t continue this good work without information and we rely on you, the public, to help us so we can continue to help people, keep you safe and target criminality.
“Violence and other serious crimes, which cause harm to vulnerable people and the communities they live in, are often associated with drugs. “We focus on identifying, investigating and tackling these crimes and related anti-social behaviour but we need information from the public to help us do so. “Please tell us what you know about criminal activity and anti-social behaviour in your area. Car number plates, names, CCTV and doorbell images are particularly helpful but any information related to crime and criminal activity may be useful to us. “Please don’t assume we already know.” PC Rob Brandon, of North Disruptor
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