DRUGS, mobile phones and clothes were seized by police today after a  raid in Eldene.

It’s the latest of a series of operations carried out by police in the area.

A woman in her 30s was arrested at Kennedy Drive on suspicion of a series of vehicle break-ins in Badbury Park.

And on Wednesday, police spotted suspected drug users loitering around Kennedy Drive near the footbridge over Dorcan Way.

They detained a man in his 20s for a Section 23 search.

Class A drugs, cash and a mobile phone were found and between 30 and 50 wraps of class A drugs and cash were located nearby.

He was then arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and has since been released under investigation pending forensic results. 
Another man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs in Haydon Wick on August 4.

An estimated £15,000 of class A drugs were found inside a property.

The address was identified after resident reported suspicious activity taking place.

Through police enquiries it was determined that the address was being used as a base to assist with the supply of drugs in the Eldene area.

The man who was arrested has since been released under investigation while further enquiries continue.

Insp Barry Reed said: “These were significant arrests and thanks to the vigilance of the public in Haydon Wick, led to a large quantity of class A drugs being seized which would otherwise have had a devastating impact on communities had they reached our streets, and the hands of vulnerable drug users.

“I know the impact that this group of individuals is continuing to have on the community of Eldene and this will not be tolerated. Every day we are continuing to do all that we can to tackle those intent on causing issues within the area – they are regularly involved in anti-social behaviour, they have a propensity to violence and they will exploit the young and vulnerable as they attempt to expand their group of members and this will not be tolerated. 

“We will continue to work alongside our partner agencies to deal with these people and put an end to gang crime in Eldene.”

Supt Phil Staynings added: “This ongoing proactive activity will have a positive impact on our law abiding communities as well as the small number of individuals who choose to cause harm. Serious and organised crime is happening within our county and organised crime groups continue to operate, despite the recent lockdown restrictions in place. It remains a Force priority for us and the work carried out today in Swindon, as well as the work taking place every day, is extremely important in our fight against this type of criminality. It falls under Project Optimise which refers to our work in tackling serious and organised crime in Swindon and Wiltshire.”