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Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following suspicious activity in Portswood

We have arrested a man following suspicious activity in the Portswood area in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 21 November).


Officers on proactive patrol spotted a man acting in a suspicious manner on Lodge Road at approximately 5am.


The man was detained and searched under Section 1 of the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and a screwdriver and suspected Class A drugs were found in his possession.



Officers arrested the man, a 45-year-old of no fixed abode, on suspicion of possession of a sharp pointed article in a public place and possession of a Class A drug. He has since been further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. 


He remains in police custody at the current time.


We carry out proactive patrols across the city, both in uniform and plain clothes, wherever possible and act on intelligence submitted to us.


Please keep reporting suspicious activity in your area via 101 or our website.


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