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(B. Post) Man arrested after police search at A & M Motors:update

Thursday 7 February 2013

Latest update 8th Feb 2013
One man arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and Class B drug following police raid in St Werburghs.

ONE man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and a Class B drug following a police raid on a garage in St Werburgh's yesterday. The man was one of three arrested when police with a firearms warrant descended on A&M Motor Services in York Street yesterday morning.

The men, all in their 30s, were questioned and today police announced that one of them had been given bail pending further enquiries. The other two have been released and face no further action.

Further update 8th Feb
By Tom Morris
Police confirmed three men, all in their 30s, were arrested at the scene in connection with the execution of the warrant.

After the men were taken into custody, trained officers wearing ballistics vests and blue latex gloves and specialist sniffer dogs then carefully searched the premises and vehicles - including a Renault Laguna, Vauxhall Insignia and a Range Rover.

An offensive weapon and what police believe to be a quantity of drugs were seized during a search. Two officers kept guard at the entrance of the site turning away members of the public who had expected to drop their vehicles in for servicing. Officers at the scene remained tight-lipped about the investigation confirming only that the premises was being searched.

Detective Sergeant Alan Smith, of Avon and Somerset police led yesterday's operation. He said: 'The police executed a firearms warrant at a property in York Street. This is part of an ongoing investigation. A thorough search of the property was completed and an offensive weapon and what we believe to be drugs have been seized. Three men, all in their 30s, were arrested in connection with the warrant are currently in police custody. The investigation continues and we are not able to discuss it in any more detail at this stage.'

Three men have been arrested following a police raid in St Werburghs this morning. Several police cars and vans carrying officers swooped on A & M Motor Services in York Street earlier today to execute a warrant under the Firearms Act. Officers wearing ballistic vests and blue gloves are currently searching the premises and vehicles. People attending the scene with their vehicles were turned away. Three people were arrested and taken into police custody.

By RachelGardner
Three arrested after police execute Firearms warrant in St Werburghs

There is a large police presence in the St Werburghs area of Bristol this morning after police conducted an early morning raid on a property in York Street.

As part of an ongoing investigation officers executed a Firearms warrant in the early hours. Three people have been arrested and are currently being taken into police custody. Officers are still at the scene conducting searches.

A spokesman said the large police presence was for safety reasons when executing this type of warrant. More details to follow later.


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