Three men arrested for drug offences in Swindon park

By Jamie Hill - 9 August 2018


Three men were arrested in St Mark’s Park, Swindon, yesterday, by officers targeting drug supply in the area.

Officers attended the park at approximately 10.30am yesterday (08/09). Around this time, they spotted three men enter the park and act in a suspicious manner. 


When officers detained one man, two others attempted to make off but were detained. 


A 23-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs, possession of class B drugs, and breaching a criminal behaviour order. 


A 34-year-old man from Surrey was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. 


A 19-year-old man from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, possession of a knife/bladed article in a public place and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.


All have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.


PC Ian Woodward said: “Officers continue to carry out patrols and targeted operations in the St Mark’s park area to disrupt drug activity. The area should be a safe place for the public to enjoy, especially young people, and we are committed to dismantling drugs networks and protecting the vulnerable people within our communities.


“We would encourage members of the public to continue to report any suspected drug use in their neighbourhood or local area – all the information we receive helps build up an intelligence picture so we can take appropriate action.”


To report drug activity, call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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