Police ask for help in snaring drug dealers

Lothian and Borders Police Inspector Paula Clark
Lothian and Borders Police Inspector Paula Clark

LOCAL police boss Paula Clark has issued a plea for the public to help them catch drug dealers.

The appeal comes after police were tipped off last week and recovered heroin with a street value of £3,000 from a house in Hawick. And speaking at Tuesday night’s Teviot and Liddeasdale Area Committee meeting, Inspector Clark stated: “We will continue to target those who are involved in this activity. We are determined in our commitment to target people who are involved in drug dealing, and we need the community to keep working with us on this.”

She has urged anyone with information to contact the station on 375051, or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The inspector (pictured) also reported that a recent initiative to tackle local problems, Operation Grasp, had successfully solved 44 crimes. Twenty-one of these were acts of vandalism, but they also included enquiries into a series of break-ins and two murders, as well as offensive weapons. Mrs Clark added: “This has been an extremely worthwhile initiative and provided outcomes for crimes that are often difficult to solve.”