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At 6.30am on Thursday 16th February, officers from the Lozells and East Handsworth neighbourhood policing team executed a warrant at a house on Alfred Road following a tip-off from the community.
Following a fingertip search of the property, officers recovered approximately 200 wraps of suspected heroin, a large bag of suspected powdered heroin, approximately £3000 cash, and a firearm.
A 40-year-old man who was in the property at the time was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and firearms offences.
On Wednesday 15th February, the team also raided properties on Robert Road and Westminster Road recovering cash, drugs and associated drug dealing paraphernalia. Two men were arrested and were later released on police bail pending further enquires.
Sergeant Lucy Bird who led the action, said: “As a result of our action, and with the communities support, we’re seeing a domino effect on suspected drug dealing across the city. One raid is leading to another and another. Local people who recognise the harm drug dealing is having on their neighbourhood have been incredibly supportive. Having seen our tough stance, they are coming forward to offer additional information which we hope will lead to further raids in the very near future.”
Anyone with information on those responsible for drug crime in our neighbourhood should call police on 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak to officers directly should contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For those using drugs, information on support services in Birmingham is available by calling 0800 073 0817.
Please see attached message from Chief Inspector Sean Russell of West Midlands Police.
Tonights activities on the streets of Birmingham City Centre are disgraceful and by no means acceptable as a means of protesting against anything including the death of a gentleman in London with Police involvement and/or disaffection of young people not in employment. It is important that those responsible for bringing our great city of Birmingham into disrepute are bought to justice asap.
Please ensure that your children, family and friends are at home tonight to prevent them getting held up in the middle of disorder in the city.
Midland Heart now have a regular service which will deal with that problem for you. Call 0345 60 20 540 between 16.00 (4pm) and 02.00 (2am) and you should find some support.
The police have a minibus which they use to support the community. It seats 15 people and is driven by two local PCSOs Nigel Smith and Dave Mogridge. If you want to organise a day out they will take you – no charge! Just call 0121 428 6155 and ask whether it is available when you want to go. This is a fantastic communnity service by the local police but obviously it is popular so phone and book NOW!
Are you a witness to robbery or burglary in Lozells? Call the police on 0121 428 6155 and report it so they can act.
The police warned residents about measures to take to keep safe at this time when robbery and burglary is a problem. Arrests have been made but more would be possible if residents reported crimes they witness. Call 0121 428 6155 if you see a crime and talk to the Lozells Nighbourhood Police Team.
Simple Safety Measures for you and your family
If you are on the street wearing gold jewelry BE AWARE. LOOK OUT for anyone coming too close
Whether you are inn or out at home SHUT YOUR FRONT DOOR and SHUT YOUR DOWNSTAIRS WINDOW
Don’t invite burglars.