Burglary and drugs suspects arrested in Yate community centre car park

POLICE arrested two men in a Yate community centre car park “as part of an ongoing drugs investigation”.

The men, aged 33 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and Class A drugs offences after officers stopped a car in the Ridgewood Community Centre car park, off Station Road, at around 5am on December 28.

An Avon & Somerset police spokesperson said one of the men was also arrested for driving offences, including driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The spokesperson said: “The arrests follow various bouts of anti-social behaviour at the community centre, including drug activity. 

“Local residents have also expressed their concern about drug-related crime in the area, a concern which officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have taken very seriously.”

The two men have been released under investigation, as police enquiries continue.

Arrest result of ‘intelligence from local community’

PC Sean White, from Yate’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “We have been conducting a number of high-visibility patrols in the area and providing reassurance to the public that we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or drug-related crime.

“Acting on the intelligence from the local community, police stopped a vehicle which was believed to be related to the recent crimes and two people were arrested.

“We would like to reassure the public that we will continue to be proactive in our policing approach as we strive to make Yate a safe place for the public to live, work and visit.”

Anyone with information about ongoing crime and antisocial behaviour in the area is being asked to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5223 315 838.

Picture: Ridgewood Community Centre