Boy, 14, arrested in King’s Lynn as drug crackdown continues

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A man and a teenage boy have been arrested in Lynn as part of the police’s anti-drug campaign, Operation Gravity.

The arrests were made as officers seized a substance, thought to be class A drugs, from a property in Pleasant Court yesterday afternoon.

A 32-year-old man, from the Lynn area, and a 14-year-old boy from the London area were both arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police said the man was later released on bail until April 14. The boy remains in custody this morning.

A total of 106 people have now been arrested in connection with Operation Gravity since its launch in December.

Temporary assistant chief constable Mike Fawcett, of Norfolk Police, said: “Operation Gravity is making significant progress in its campaign to disrupt and deter drug dealing across Norfolk.

“But we cannot be complacent and we will continue to take robust action against those involved in illegal drug activity.

“The message is clear - we cannot and will not tolerate illegal drugs activity in Norfolk.”

The force says around £10,000 worth of drugs, £25,000 in cash, 10 knives and two offensive weapons have been seized so far.

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green said he was “heartened” by the progress made so far and thanked the public for their support.

He said: “It is only by working together that we will make our county a seriously hostile environment for those looking to supply and distribute drugs.”

But, throughout the campaign, senior officers have also stressed their intention to help vulnerable people to seek the support they need, as well as tackling the criminals.

TACC Fawcett said the force will continue to work with other public bodies to help drug users to seek help.