Police in Stevenage searched four Bedwell homes yesterday (Tuesday, 24 January), with an arrest made, drugs found and cash and weapons being seized.

Three of the four early-morning search warrants resulted in drugs being found, and a 19-year-old man from Stevenage was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, and possession of a prohibited article.

Around £14,000 in cash was also seized, as well as ten weapons. Warning notices about anti-social use of the properties were served on the remaining occupants.


The early-morning search warrants were carried out by officers from the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team, supported by local Scorpion and Operational Support Group officers.

Their operation targeted individuals and properties thought to be involved in drug supply violence and anti-social behaviour.

PC Seb Jackson said: "This proactive work is designed to deter and disrupt criminals, reducing their impact on the community. It's just one aspect of daily business for your local neighbourhood officers.

"We rely on community intelligence and support, so please continue to report any concerns or suspicious behaviour via 101, through our website, or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

"Your Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to undertake proactive and preventative work."

You can report information to the police online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101.

Anonymous information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.