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Drugs arrest at Guilsfield ‘hoodie’ hotspot

Created on 01/10/2010 @ 13:08
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A female youth has been arrested for possession of drugs following a police patrol at a renowned village trouble-spot.
Residents of Guilsfield have voiced concerns this summer over anti-social behaviour at its local Primary School (right) and Community Centre grounds which have become a magnet for youth from across the area.
It came to a head in August when players from the local football team were incensed to find broken alcohol bottles strewn across the pitch and were willing to confront the youths themselves. Police have also stepped up their patrols to enforce the law.
Sergeant Darren Brown of Welshpool Police confirmed: “Welshpool Police Neighbourhood Management Team, whilst patrolling the Guilsfield School and Community Centre area on Tuesday evening, arrested a female youth for being in possession of a small quantity of drugs.
“We will not tolerate drugs misuse whatsoever and encourage members of our community to report their suspicions to us so that we can deal with individuals and groups rapidly and effectively. All issues can be reported on the new Dyfed-Powys non-emergency number of 101.”
One local resident who has previously contacted mywelshpool to express concern said: “This is very encouraging and residents of Guilsfield will be pleased to know that the police are taking action. I am sure it is only a small group of youths that cause the trouble but the concern we have in the village is that they will bring other youngsters into their group. The fact that drugs are now involved will also be a big worry to local parents.”
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