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Day of Drugs Raids in Whitby

North Yorkshire Police say they executed four drugs warrants across Whitby and Ryedale on Wednesday, a day of action known as Operation Tornado.

Teams from the Operational Support Unit, Neighbourhood Policing, Roads Policing Group, British Transport Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were amongst those who joined the local officers across the command.

Two properties were visited in Whitby, one on Runswick Avenue and one on Esplanade.

A property on Railway Street in Malton and one on Forest Road in Pickering also received visits.

The investigations have now commenced.

The Roads Police Group and DVSA say they also had a productive day including stopping a works van with an insecure load on the A64 Dunslow Road roundabout at Scarborough.

The driver received an immediate prohibition for this and other construction and use offences with the vehicle.

Following on from York last month, this is the second high intensity day of action driven by the force's new Chief Constable Tim Forber.

Chief Constable Forber said: 

"Our communities are at the absolute heart of what we do.

"Our neighbourhood teams use preventative policing, and we prioritise early intervention.

"We want our residents to feel reassured that, following our engagements, our drop-ins and community events, we are acting on information given and we are disrupting criminal activity in our neighbourhoods."

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