Knives and drugs recovered in cops’ crackdown


ESSEX Police have reported on a week of action that brought the arrest of 21 people as officers targeted criminals using the region’s rail network, and in places where the force or the community have identified concerns.

The action was part of the national Operation Sceptre week and specialists drugs officers from the Essex force’s Operation Raptor team led the way.

They arrested eight people on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs, and seized £15,000 in cash and 800 wraps of crack and heroin.