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Op Scorpion: Further arrest and knife recovered

June 11, 2019
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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of dealing crack cocaine and heroin.

Officers detained the boy after he ran away from them whilst on patrol in the Layton Burroughs area of Mansfield yesterday (Monday 10 June).

A quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine and heroin was recovered.

He was questioned on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

The arrest was made by officers deployed to the area as part of Operation Scorpion, a force-wide operation to tackle knife crime.

Officers also found a carving knife in the Noel Street area during a weapons sweep yesterday.

The action follows the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on supsicion of drug dealing and another weapon being found in the Noel Street area on Saturday, as part of the same operation.

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