Police use chainsaw to carry out drugs raid in Melton
Police officers used a chainsaw to cut through a door on a drugs raid in Melton this morning (Monday).
Officers from the local neighbourhood policing area were executing a warrant at an address in the town centre in an effort to combat Class A drug dealing in the area.
Pc Davey Rawlings said: “The police have numerous tools at their disposal to gain entry in to a property, on this occasion a chainsaw was used to allow swift entry.
“This is not usual practice but when circumstances dictate it is a tactic that we can deploy.”
Enquiries are ongoing in relation to the action carried out today.
He added: “People living and working in the town centre still say that drug dealing and taking there is still a priority hence why we focus on it.”
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