Arrests made for knives and drugs after car is stopped in Hanley
5 January 2018 Local News
A man and three youths were arrested for possession of knives and drugs after the car they were travelling in was stopped in Hanley yesterday. (4 January)
The silver Hyundai i20 was stopped by police at traffic lights in Lichfield Street at 7.55pm. A search of the car revealed a kitchen knife under the front passenger seat and a lock knife in the glove compartment, as well as a small quantity of cannabis.
A 19-year-old man from Trent Vale was arrested for possession of a knife in a public place and on suspicion of being involved in the supply of a Class B drug.
A 16-year-old boy, also from Trent Vale, was arrested for possession of a knife in a public place and possession of a Class B drug. Both were released under investigation.
Two other 16-year-old boys were also arrested and released without further action.
Detective Sergeant Jonathan Bradbury said: “This was good work by our officers and demonstrates our determination to combat knife crime and drug-related crime in Staffordshire.
“I urge people to play their part in reducing knife crime by reporting anyone they know or suspect may be carrying a weapon illegally.”