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Alleged Drug Dealer's Flat Raided After 100 Visits A Day During Lockdown

Alleged Drug Dealer's Flat Raided After 100 Visits A Day During Lockdown

Everybody is learning to cope with Covid-19 - and being under lockdown as a result - in different ways. Whether it's by reading or binge-watching TV series, painting the living room or having virtual FaceTime or Zoom parties with their friends, people have been finding ways to get through these lonely days of self-isolation.

In Grimsby, it seems a lot of people have been doing so by getting high. Which is good news for them, perhaps, but less good for one of places that were helping them do so - an alleged drugs den that was operating out of a top-floor flat in the Lincolnshire port town was raided and then shut down by police after approximately 100 people a day started visiting.

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Police break down the doors to the alleged drugs den Credit: Grimsby Live
Police break down the doors to the alleged drugs den Credit: Grimsby Live

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That, of course, becomes all the more apparent when the nation is on lockdown and people are still visiting the home when they're meant to be staying home for everything except essential trips. Those visiting the flat might argue their trips are essential, but that probably wouldn't be deemed acceptable by the authorities.

Responding to the news of the raid, Chief Superindenent Darren Wildbore said: "We are still doing warrants and just because we are in the midst of the Covid-19 national emergency it does not mean we are going to stop responding to the concerns in the community.

"We will be continuing with our very visible footprint and policing the streets as we always do. That has increased our capability to deliver our service. People are very concerned about the spread of Covid-19 and policing for us still goes on."

Featured Image Credit: Grimsby Live

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Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]