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Neighbourhood policing teams have searched a shop in Gedling and have found a quantity of cannabis on the premises, following tips from the community.

Officers, who are part of new proactive policing team, carried out a warrant on Wednesday 29 January and a man was arrested for questioning.

He has since been released under investigation and the shop is being forced to close for the next three months.

Detective Sergeant Mike Ebbins said that this forced closure and arrest would send a clear message that crime will not be tolerated on his patch.

He also said: “It is important the community know that we will listen to concerns and act upon information provided.”

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This operation follows the announcement that all 12 districts in Nottinghamshire will have a dedicated team of six officers, committed to tackling local issues and crime.

They will also be striving to enhance the relationship between communities and the police.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Gedling, Chris Pearson, said: “It’s great to see the benefits that the boost to proactive policing is already having in Gedling.

“Hearing of the updates coming out of Wednesday’s warrant, I’d like to use the results to reassure the community that we will investigate such reports and that any form of drug-related activity will not be tolerated.”

The leader of Gedling Borough Council, John Clarke, said: “Let this be a warning shot to others who are involved in similar illegal operations that quick action will be taken and we won’t tolerate this in our borough.

“We ask that residents, who are our eyes and ears, let the police know if they see anything suspicious.”