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UK: Cops tear down wall with tractor in second Lancing drugs raid
Friday 12 Oct 2007
POLICE officers used a tractor to pull down a wall before storming
Lancing's suspected cannabis café.
The carefully orchestrated raid saw scores of officers at the site, off
Freshbrook Road, Lancing, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
They smashed a window at the reinforced building before chaining its
metal bars to a tractor.
But instead of just pulling the window from the building, a large part
of the wall came crashing to the ground.
It was yesterday unclear how many people were inside the building,
although Chief Inspector Lawrence Hobbs, Adur police district commander,
said he hoped to release information soon.
The site was previously raided in July, and Ch Insp Hobbs said the
second raid was part of an operation designed to build up a case to
present to the Crown Prosecution Service.
He added: "What we have done here is a clear signal to the local
community and the neighbours that we are not going to tolerate this
open-air drug dealing taking place in a residential area."
• The Herald was again at the fore with its local news coverage and
attended the raid with police.
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