Drugs Sweep in Upminster Town Centre

Councillor Gillian Ford recently joined a Havering council officer and the Police for a drugs sweep in Upminster, as part of a bigger focus in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Starting at Upminster Station, the team walked along Station Road, towards Bell corner with a sniffer dog. The dog was very well controlled and was encouraged to approach all people along the route. Walking at a very fast pace, the dog was incredibly efficient at checking groups of people for drugs, and I am pleased to say that on this occasion there was no evidence of drugs.

The one success of the day was the removal of a ‘dangerous dog’ from the streets, a Pit-bull Terrier.

There will be further targeted police activities over the coming months.

Councillor Gillian Ford

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