Drug seizure by Pennines neighbourhood police team

Date published: 01 July 2024

The Pennines Neighbourhood Team has reported a significant drug seizure following an incident behind the Bulls Head Pub on Wardle Road. 

Officers on patrol identified a suspicious vehicle, believed to be involved in drug dealing activities, in the pub’s car park.

Acting swiftly, the officers attempted to intercept the vehicle. However, the suspect vehicle sped off, initiating a brief but intense pursuit through the local streets. 

The chase concluded when the vehicle was discovered abandoned on Dean Street.


Significant drug seizure by Pennines neighbourhood police team


Upon conducting a thorough search of the deserted vehicle, the officers uncovered a substantial amount of illegal substances. 

They seized 32 wraps of heroin and a snap bag of cannabis, preventing these drugs from reaching the community.

In addition to the narcotics, the vehicle itself was impounded due to the driver having no insurance. This seizure not only disrupts the local drug trade but also removes an uninsured vehicle from the roads, enhancing public safety.

The Pennines neighbourhood team continues to urge residents to report any suspicious activity or information related to criminal behaviour through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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