1. ITV Report

Police faced with machetes in Hartlepool drugs raid

Seized machetes Photo: Cleveland Police

Police carrying out a drugs raid say they were confronted with two machetes as they searched a property in Hartlepool on Monday 8 February.

Officers were confronted with the weapons at an address on Mariners Point in Hartlepool at around 12.30pm.

Suspected cocaine and cannabis plus around £3,000 in cash was also seized at the address.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, concerned in the supply of class B drugs and possession of criminal property.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in thesupply of Class A drugs.

Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

What you see here is what we as officers could be confronted with whilst trying to protect our communities.

We would always welcome any intelligence regarding drugs activity. Please contact police if you have any information which could assist us in taking drugs off the streets.

Drug activity can blight communities and for some can make their lives a misery.

– Inspector Steve Kappell, Community Drugs Enforcement Team