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Reading drugs raid sees five people arrested

As part of a major drugs raid taking place in Reading this morning, five people have been arrested.

More than 80 officers executed warrants at 10 addresses across the town to make up Operation Embankment.

A 23-year-old woman from Whitley and a 23-year-old man from Tilehurst were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

A 21-year-old man from Whiteley was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old man from, both from Caversham, have been arrested on suspicion of acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

Police carry out drugs raids in Reading

Thames Valley Police has carried out a number of warrants in address across Reading this morning (7/5) as part of an operation to crack down on the supply of class A drugs.

More than 80 officers executed the warrants under The Misuse of Drugs Act at ten addresses across the town, as part of an investigation known as Operation Embankment.

Warrants have been executed at properties in the following locations.

  • Eastgate Court, East Reading
  • Wokingham Road, East Reading
  • Dee Road, Tilehurst
  • Rothwell Walk, Caversham
  • Foxhays Road, Whitley
  • Blandford Road, Whitley
  • Two addresses in Hexham Road, Whitley
  • Two address in Wincanton Road, Whitley

We would like to thank the residents of Reading for the support they have already given us in relation to Operation Embankment. I realise that carrying out such warrants can be distressing for communities, so I thank residents for their cooperation and patience. We will be conducting extra patrols in areas where warrants have been executed to provide reassurance to residents If you have any further information that might aid our operation then please contact the Force via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry centre on 101."

– LPA Commander for Reading, Supt Stuart Greenfield