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CrimeSuspected drug dealer quizzed in Levenshulme

Suspected drug dealer quizzed in Levenshulme

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, money laundering and assaulting an emergency worker in Levenshulme.

He has since been questioned and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

At around 11am on Wednesday, Greater Manchester’s plain-clothed police officers were on patrol in Levenshulme when they came across someone acting suspiciously.

After observing, police attempted to question the person who made off on foot before being pursued and detained on Gatling Avenue.

This was after an amount of drugs was found on his person along with cash and a burner mobile phone that was active at the time from suspected users. Further drugs were found following a search in police custody.

A house search was then conducted in conjunction with intelligence received and located in the bedroom was a safe with approximately £2,500 inside which was seized under the proceeds of crime act.

Sergeant Paul Heap from GMP’s Operation Venture team said, “This is another example of the work we do daily in targeting criminals whilst in the act.

“Our plain clothed officers are key part of stopping crime whilst remaining undetected and is one of our main tactics with a sole focus on tackling knife and violent crime across Manchester, which drugs plays a big part in.

“We will continue to deploy to our hotspot areas to disrupt, deter and detain offenders and anyone with information that may help us is encouraged to make contact with any detail anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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