Sat 23 June 2018

Your Local Area

Enter your postcode to find Neighbourhood Watch schemes and crime statistics for your area

Cash and drugs recovered thank to tip-off from Redhill residents

Alert message sent 13/02/2018 12:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Two men have been arrested for possession of a firearm with criminal intent, thanks to information from residents in Redhill last night (12 February).

The tip-off also led to the recovery of a firearm, a large amount of cash and large quantities of suspected cocaine and herbal cannabis.

We received reports around 8.10pm from a member of the public that she had heard a loud bang and her son had seen a man in possession of a black handgun in the Observatory Walk area. A further call from a member of the public also reported hearing a loud bang.

Armed officers attended the location and saw two men going into an address. As officers were in the process of containing the address, a man was seen to leave and he was arrested. A further five men were called out of the address and detained while the officers, including assistance from a firearms recovery dog and a scenes of crime officer, carried out a search of the premises. A second man was subsequently arrested.

The police helicopter was also deployed. The two men, aged 24 from Horley and aged 21 from Redhill, are currently in custody.

Borough Inspector Angie Austin said:

“We would have never recovered the firearm or found the significant amounts of cash and suspected drugs without the information from our local residents. Information from the public is vital to our work and can help us enormously in making progress on our investigations. As the eyes and ears of the local community, residents often have key information which can help us identify offenders and ensure they are brought to justice.

“I would like to thank everyone who called us last night and reassure everyone that two men are in custody and that we are continuing with our enquiries.”

If you have information about suspected criminal activity in your area, please call us on 101 or report it online at https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Message sent by
Patrick McCann (Surrey Police, Sgt, Reigate & Banstead)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.