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Nine arrests in Essex and Hertfordshire following police drugs raids

Nine people have been arrested after around a hundred police officers carried out early morning drug raids in Hertfordshire, Essex and London.

Police have arrested nine people in a drugs operation in Hertfordshire and Essex. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Police say it was part of a proactive operation to disrupt the supply of drugs in the East Herts area.

Nine people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug including two men from Harlow aged 55 and 20 along with three men and a woman from Hertford.

“The execution of these warrants was the culmination of months of intelligence led work and the operation has been a success.

“Whilst there isn’t a significant issue with drugs in our area I want to be very clear where we have information people are involved in dealing or supply, we will target these people and bring them to justice.

– Chief Insp Gerry McDonald, Hertfordshire Police

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Two men charged with having a dangerous dog

Two men have been charged with offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act after animals were seized by police in Hertfordshire.

Christopher Smith, 20, of Goodwood Avenue in Enfield, and Jordan McIntosh, 21, of Ashcombe Road in Redhill, Surrey, are accused of having in their possession an American Pitbull Terrier.

Police seized two dogs in July this year after a car was stopped at Farm Close in Hertford.

Mr Smith has also been charged with violent behaviour in a police station and criminal damage.

They are due to appear at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on November 16.

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RAIL UPDATE: GREATER ANGLIA

Disruption continues on Greater Anglia services. Trains are currently suspended from Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East into London Liverpool Street. A limited bus service is now running between Broxbourne/Cheshunt and Enfield Town.

The Stansted Express service is also suspended. Trains are only running between Stansted and Bishop's Stortford. A limited bus service is running between Stansted Airport and Witham to connect with other services into London Liverpool Street.

The disruption is because of overhead line problems. The disruption is expected until 3.30pm this afternoon.

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