Tag: drugs

On The Beat: Belle Isle and Middleton

Sgt Dan Ryder writes: In June 2023, I transferred to West Yorkshire Police from Thames Valley Police, and I am now the Lead Sergeant role for the Middleton and Belle Isle area. I have been a serving Police officer for 20 years and have spent many of these years on

Five jailed after Beeston turf war gunfire leads to ‘secret’ safe

A secret safe containing nearly £1 million in cash was uncovered at a house in Beeston after a gun was fired at the address during a drugs turf war. Drug dealer Damien Ali was charged with concealing criminal property after the huge haul of cash was found at his address

On The Beat: Anti-social behaviour and a Day of Action with partners

with Inspector Mark Gamlyn I’d like to start my first column for South Leeds Life by introducing myself to you all. I’m Mark Gamlyn and I’m the new Neighbourhood Inspector for South Leeds. Having originally started my career with Nottinghamshire Police, I moved up to West Yorkshire seven years ago

‘Trap Houses’ targeted in South Leeds crime crackdown

Drug dealing ‘trap houses’ that blight local communities were targeted this week when neighbourhood policing officers, backed by a range of specialist teams, mounted a major crackdown in south Leeds. Officers from the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team led a series of drugs warrants on Wednesday (6 July 2022) as

Council secures £560K to support street homeless

Funding of over £560,000 has been secured by Leeds City Council to support a range of on-going proactive work in the city to help rough sleepers tackle drug and alcohol issues. Following the successful bid to Public Health England (PHE), plans are now being progressed with Forward Leeds, which is