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Drugs worth thousands of pounds seized in Thamesmead

PUBLISHED: 13:29 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:29 16 March 2015

Some of the drugs seized

Some of the drugs seized

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Dozens of arrests in crackdown

Police in Thamesmead have seized cannabis and amphetamines worth thousands of pounds in a crackdown which saw extra officers sent to the area.

The drugs were confiscated from homes in Coralline Walk, Tunstock Way, and on the Thistlebrook estate.

Officers made 24 arrests for drugs offences, possession of offensive weapons, animal cruelty, immigration offences and other offences in January and February, and also seized £2,000 in cash and two knives.

Commuters at Abbey Wood train station and parents of children who go to school in the area have been sent letters keeping them up to date with officers’ efforts.

Sergeant Luke Thomas, who patrols Thamesmead, said: “We have been working to tackle issues brought to our attention at meetings with people who live here.

“We would urge people who live and work in or visit Thamesmead to tell us about crime or anti-social behaviour. We will deal with all information in confidence.”

Call Sergeant Luke Thomas for Lesnes Abbey and Thamesmead East on 020 8721 2602, Sergeant Martin Lockwood for Thamesmead Mooring on 020 8721 2630, or Sergeant Daniel Stone for Abbey Wood on 020 7161 8572.

PCSO John Browne has also set up an athletics training session every Monday afternoon at the Sporting Club in Baylis Avenue, in collaboration with Sport England. Anyone who comes along can play football for free. For more information, call 020 8721 2049.

Charlton Athletic also runs activities for young people aged between 10 and 19, and disabled young people up to the age of 25, in music, drama, digital media, arts and crafts, sport and dance. For details visit www.young-greenwich.org.uk

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