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).

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:23 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:39 pm
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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.”

The door of a property in Melton town centre which police cut through with a chain saw to gain access to execute a drugs warrant EMN-210322-151445001

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.”

Go to www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk if there are particular crimes you would like Melton officers to focus on.

Pc Davey Rawlings, of Melton and Rutland Police, who has been named Leicestershire Police's Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer of the Year EMN-210322-151531001