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Police find drugs hidden at several pubs and bars in Alderley Edge and Wilmslow

Cheshire Police conducted checks at seven bars in the two affluent towns.

The Manc The Manc - 3rd August 2022

Cheshire Police has confirmed that officers have recovered drugs from several bars in Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

As part of what is an ongoing operation to target recreational drug use across the region, on Saturday 30 July, officers from the Macclesfield local policing unit, with support from the Special Constabulary and police drugs dog, conducted checks at seven bars in the two affluent Cheshire towns.

Bubble Room, and Parea on London Road in Alderley Edge were searched, as well as The Grove, The Freemasons, Victors, Revolution, and Olivers in Wilmslow, police confirmed.

In Alderley Edge, three bags of Class A drugs were found inside the men’s toilets in the Bubble Room, and then, when the police drugs dog walked past Parea on the same road, two small bags of class A drugs were located and recovered.

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The police dog searched the toilets in The Grove in Wilmslow and located drugs, and then, while officers were in the Freemasons, drugs were also recovered from behind a cushion.

“The checks we conducted showed there were some signs of recreational drug use and I want to make the public aware that this police activity will continue to be carried out unexpectedly,” explained Inspector Andy Baker, of Macclesfield local policing unit.

“It’s clear that we’re regularly pursuing the organised criminals who profit from the illegal supply of class A and class B drugs, however we also want to make the public aware of the wider implications that are caused by recreational drug use – including how you are playing a part in a criminal enterprise and assisting in fuelling the lavish lifestyle of organised crime.”

Cheshire Police conducted checks at seven bars / Credit: Cheshire Constabulary

Inspector Baker also added that anyone who is aware of and may have seen drug activity taking place should let Cheshire Police know on the website here

You can also report it anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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