Police cordon in Northampton is aftermath of drug-related violence raid, police reveal

Police on guard around a Northampton house are protecting the cordon near a suspected drug dealer's house.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:21 am
The cordon this morning

The Chron reported this morning how eight officers were in attendance in Greendale Square, Ecton Brook, this morning and had cordoned off an alleyway to a nearby park, to the puzzlement of neighbours.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police has said the presence came after a drugs raid in Greendale Square on Friday. However, officers did not find everything they were looking for and have widened the search to the alleyway and the surrounding area.

It is understood that, as of this afternoon, no drugs or weapons have been found, although other items have been seized.

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A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended Greendale Square, Ecton Brook, Northampton, on Friday, 18 November, as part of an on-going drive to tackle drug-related violence.

“A warrant was executed at a property and officers have remained in the area during the weekend where searches have continued to take place as part of the investigation."

Anyone with concerns, or who may have any information that could support the investigation, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.