Crime, Latest News | Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 9:26 am | return to news

Twenty-two-year-old man arrested in New Milton

A 22-year-old man from New Milton has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon after Hampshire police officers executed a warrant at a property in the town on 13 May.

The warrant executed in a property in Chatsworth Road follows an investigation into drug supply and a serious assault that happened on 24 April.

The incident, in Longleat Gardens, resulted in a 16-year-old boy sustaining injuries to his face, and 39-year-old suffering injuries to his arm and finger, believed to have been caused by a machete.

Inspector Mike Minnock said, “We are aware there have been incidents of anti-social behaviour and violence in New Milton that we believe are related to drugs supply.

“We want to make the community aware that we will take action against those who are intent on bringing harm to the community through drug supply and activity.

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“Like many other counties in the UK, activity linked to drug supply in towns and cities often results in anti-social behaviour and violence in our communities and we want to ensure that residents and visitors know what we are doing to tackle offenders, and this work is part of that.

“As well as enforcement, we work with partners to provide support and diversionary activities to people on the periphery of the drugs trade to help them escape criminality.

“It’s really important that residents see what action we are taking, and help us reduce the issue by letting us know what is going on in their neighbourhood.”

If you suspect that an address in your neighbourhood is being used for drug dealing or there is drug-related activity going on in your neighbourhood, please call 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Even the smallest pieces of information can help the police develop a clearer intelligence picture.

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