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Neighbourhood policing has come a long way since the days of Dixon Of Dock Green.
Good evening, all.
From inner-city estates to suburbia...
..this new generation of community police officers are on the front line.
Their aim is to develop a stronger bond with the community...
Have you had any problems, then, over the last week?
..crack down on the crimes taking place on their doorstep...
-Have you been drinking today?
-Why is your speech slurred, then?
..formulate fast action plans to take down the criminals.
VOICE FROM WALKIE-TALKIE
-Who do you think you are?
In this new series of Neighbourhood Blues,
we go to the Humberside police region,
and get exclusive access to 24 teams of neighbourhood police officers...
You're under arrest, mate.
..as they tackle the problems blighting local people.
You are now under arrest on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.
And rise to the challenge of making the streets a safer place.
Coming up, the neighbourhood team go after the dodgy dealers
selling counterfeit wares.
In his pocket we've got a small bag with about...
Says about 100 tablets there.
We go inside the imposing mansion house hiding a very weedy little secret.
And after a neighbourhood officer spots a puppy
in the garden of a woman banned from owning dogs, the RSPCA move in.
So, we can do it now difficult way, or we can do it now the easy way. It's entirely up to you.
The police are often criticised for not being tough enough
on the types of everyday crimes that can ruin people's lives.
Neighbourhood policing was brought in to change this and,
at the same time, make the police more approachable.
But are they really making a difference?
Community policing has been in place across the UK for some time,
but it has taken a lot of work to get the public on side.
I think neighbourhood police teams do a great job.
I live very near to a very large council estate,
and so you would think there would be quite...problems from there,
but there isn't, and I think that's due to the fact that the police are visual in our area.
They seem to be able to engage people a lot more on a human level than they used to.
Across the Humberside police area, the neighbourhood teams believe that by winning the trust of the public,
they are beginning to see a significant drop in the types of
grass root crime that can blight everyday life.
A major way the police connect with the community is by making themselves available
and approachable to listen to criticisms and concerns.
Being there to talk to people as they do their weekly shop is a clever way of doing this.
Today we're doing a drop-in surgery at Asda in Scunthorpe,
meeting with the members of the public, letting them speak to us...
..and if they want to ask us any questions, we can give them advice, crime prevention advice.
Local man Benny knows first-hand the difference community policing has made where he lives.
Sorting things out. And they have sorted things out.
Over the past ten years, as he will tell you,
it's gone from before you couldn't walk out the house, you couldn't leave it,
without getting into an argument with somebody or something.
Well, now, different altogether.
Everybody talks to each other, is civil and that's it.
It's all down to the hard work of these and the council.
but they've had to gain the trust, and we've had to gain the trust of them.
See you. Ta-da.
To be fair, Benny was one of the ones who, when we first started...
He did talk to us, didn't he?
He did, but he was a bit... He was a bit anti, he was a bit anti-police, to be fair.
It's crucial for the police to foster good relations with locals like Benny,
because it means they are much more likely
to come forward with any worries or concerns about criminal activity in their area.
There you are, young man, would you like a balloon?
And, as we're about to find out, this information-sharing can lead to the neighbourhood team
scoring major results that make headlines nationwide.
Every day, neighbourhood police officers take dozens of calls from worried residents
concerned about drug dealing and taking where they live.
These tip-offs are often turned into action plans that have seen the teams
launch a massive offensive against the drug trade in the region.
Who do you think you are?
I don't give a...
-Full of it, in there.
-About 22 missed calls on this phone.
If I was to hazard a guess, I would say that was a dealer's phone, yeah.
Showing that even suburbia doesn't escape unscathed
from the scourge of drugs,
suspicions have been raised by comings and goings at a luxury home
that could be hiding a secret behind the curtains.
Sergeant Colin Jarratt has picked up the case,
and has been granted a warrant to launch a raid on the property.
He briefs his team of over 20 officers.
First thing that we're going to do, we'll get the house surrounded.
Force entry or we'll get entry to the property,
we'll keep the surround on, because then we'll be looking at doing a systematic search of the house.
If we let our guard down on the outside, anyone can do a runner.
We're going to come from the Waltham direction,
all the way down through Waltham Road.
-Right, so it's this side that we're going to be going to?
-This one here?
The main thing is making sure that you're
looking after and looking out for yours and your colleagues' welfare.
With the crew up to speed on the job,
they head off in convoy to the location.
The neighbourhood team are hoping that upmarket suburbia
may just be the perfect cover for a major criminal to operate out of.
On arrival at the house, Colin musters his men into two groups -
a strike unit to enter the house, and a group to create a cordon.
Got them ladders, Paul? Because there's gates here.
The police need to lock down the grounds of the property to prevent anyone escaping.
Mindful that a watchman may have seen them coming,
the team move in fast, entering the property by force.
We'll get through, we just need the crow bar.
On entering the house, they begin a systematic sweep of the rooms,
looking for any signs of criminals or crime.
The house is suspiciously empty of furniture, and the curtains are all drawn.
As the search inside heightens,
outside the lock-down unit patrol the grounds, looking to catch any would-be fugitives.
Back inside, the team score their first arrest in one of the empty bedrooms.
-I've got one here!
There's a Vietnamese man looking to make a break for it.
Further down the corridor, the first signs of equipment
used for industrial-scale cannabis farming are found,
including a fuse box wired to draw large quantities of electricity off the grid,
to possibly power growing lamps.
When an officer draws back a plastic curtain,
every suspicion they ever had is confirmed.
They find dozens of cannabis plants carefully potted and cultivated under hot lamps.
With one suspect apprehended and evidence of cannabis production unearthed,
the team send in the sniffer dog to track down more culprits and cannabis.
No, come. Frosco, come.
So he's just running round on his own at the moment,
now we're just going to do what we call a systematic search.
The dog leads his handler down another corridor to another room filled with potted cannabis plants.
It's quickly becoming apparent that this is a large-scale growing operation
worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
And the dog isn't done yet.
His nose is thousands of times more sensitive than a human being's,
and, as we find out later,
the type of bark he's giving tells his handler he's caught a whiff of something or someone.
The dog's barking to tell me there's people up there.
Putting the bad boys of the drug trade out of business
makes big headlines for the neighbourhood teams,
but more important is the work they do building close ties with the local community.
This can lead to information about crimes being passed from the public to the police,
and it's not just the welfare of people the teams are concerned about.
Each year, the RSPCA seize tens of thousands of pets from owners.
Most of these irresponsible owners are then banned from keeping animals.
He seems to be having difficulty walking on his back legs.
I don't know whether it's a disability.
But for some, this isn't enough of a deterrent.
Today, one of the neighbourhood teams has given PC Rich Watson
some worrying information about a young dog being kept nearby.
Yesterday, one of our PCSOs has spotted an akita puppy
in the back garden of a property nearby. No shelter for the puppy.
It transpires that, through checks made,
that the lady who lives at that address who has this dog,
she's actually been issued with a ten-year banning order on dogs,
so she's not allowed to keep dogs, and it would appear that she has yet another dog.
So we're going to go around there now, seize the dog from her,
and the RSPCA officer will deal with her for the relevant offences.
It's RSPCA inspector Sarah Keith who will seize any dogs they find
being kept illegally at the property.
I've come to see you, mate. It's about your dog.
Why, what about it?
Rich and Sarah head to the house.
On the way they meet the woman's partner.
Is the dog in the house?
We need to speak to her.
I need to interview her in relation to breaching her disqualification.
We can arrest her now, because that is an arrestable offence for breach of disqualification.
if there's issues over the dog and the way the dog's being kept,
you can be interviewed in relation to that.
So we can do it now the difficult way, or we can do it now the easy way, it's entirely up to you.
Do you want to show me where the dog is at the moment and where it's being kept,
and I'll decide whether I need to interview you, as well?
She's got a ten-year ban from dogs, so she's the registered tenant at the address,
there is a dog living at the address, so she's in breach of her disqualification.
So we're here today to get the dog and interview her about that offence.
They head inside to speak to the woman,
but a tough line needs to be taken by both Sarah and Rich to get to the dog.
-She's in breach of the disqualification order.
-It's my dog.
I don't care. It's in her house.
You don't live here, do you? Officially?
-we're seizing your dog, all right?
It's under Section 19 of PACE.
The puppy is seized,
and Sarah's relieved to find him in a reasonably good condition.
It's in reasonable nick, yes. The girl who was being interviewed is claiming it's not her dog,
and it belongs to her boyfriend who lives at the address
but isn't actually registered as living there as far as the council are concerned.
The likelihood is we will have to wait and make the...
Let the courts decide, make a decision as to the fate of this dog.
Find out later if his owner will face prosecution.
The UK trade in fake designer gear
is worth over a billion pounds a year.
Eager for a bargain, many people don't think twice
about picking up an imitation at a fraction of the high street price.
Many of these knock-offs are made in sweatshops from materials
that are toxic and the proceeds used to fund drug-smuggling and people trafficking.
Across the country, people are getting wise to the dangers.
Counterfeit goods being sold without the quality control is wrong. It's wrong to very wrong.
You get issues obviously with toys that are made abroad
and have dangerous paints on them, dangerous dyes in them.
They're not well put together, and you take them apart and they've got sharp edges.
I think it's... Counterfeit goods starts from being bad to going to be extremely serious.
I think especially with children's toys, it's kind of horrendous because
especially, you know, when you hear all the stories of there being lead paint being used
and things like that, and there can't be that kind of quality control with counterfeits,
so it's a big problem.
He went out, he came back in.
Over in Hull, a dramatic rise in the sale of counterfeit goods
at market stalls and by street pedlars has seen the team take action.
I'm going down to work with one of our partner agencies,
We're going to be working at one of the local markets
where they believe that there are some counterfeit toys being sold.
They're dangerous, they can fall apart, they can injure children.
People are buying these, they're buying them cheap,
they think they're getting the real thing, and it isn't.
Last year, thousands of counterfeit toys were seized in Hull.
The neighbourhood team have arranged to meet Trading Standards officers in a market car park,
and they will be on hand to provide support when they seize any goods.
Yeah, yeah. Are you splitting into two separate teams?
-Yeah, if you follow on behind.
-In about a minute or so.
Yeah, no problem.
Penalties for those caught selling fake goods
can be as much as a £5,000 fine or six months in prison.
It's confirmed this is the stall they're after,
so with the help of the neighbourhood team, Trading Standards begin seizing the goods.
They're obviously being quite compliant at the minute, as you can probably tell.
Which is good, which is always nice.
But this doesn't seem to be putting off the shoppers.
It just amazes me, the amount of people that are still coming up.
They can see, we're quite obviously taking things off the stall,
they're being bagged up, you know, we're here, Trading Standards are here,
and yet people are still trying to buy things. It beggars belief sometimes.
Counterfeit toys are often poorly made and don't meet safety standards.
With the potentially hazardous goods off the stall,
Lorraine now wants to ID the trader.
It's PC Summerfield, I'm just down on Walton Street Market at the moment.
Could you oblige me with a person check, please?
But the details he's giving Lorraine just don't add up.
Have you got any bank cards or anything on you to prove your name?
-Am I not down at that address?
-No, you're not down at that address,
Are you registered as a voter there?
-I haven't voted since I've been there, so probably not.
-Should be that address, though.
With no trace of the man on the police database, Lorraine decides to ask around
the other traders if they know him, and she gets to put a name to the face.
The hat man knows you, he knows your name.
-Do you know his surname?
With the named trader now placed under investigation, the team head back to the station.
No, no trouble. Everybody was compliant.
All details obtained, no issues.
Really we were just there to sort of stand by, just in case it did get a bit heated,
but thankfully it never, which is always nice.
Still to come, the neighbourhood team go after the dodgy dealers selling counterfeit wares.
Earlier, the team raided a very unlikely looking drugs factory,
housed in an executive-style home.
On searching the property, they found cannabis ready to crop with a street value of £113,000.
The sniffer dog may be done with searching out the drugs,
but something or, more precisely, someone has caught his attention.
Up in the attic. The dog's barking to tell me there's people up there.
The officers enter the attic space through a trap door.
Hiding amongst the shadows in the rafters is another Vietnamese man.
With two arrests under their belt, Colin Jarratt marshals the team
into a fresh search group to explore the vast and rambling mansion.
We'll get these sorted and then we'll have a good look around and see the exact scale of it.
-He's cleared the building now,
we've just told them there's someone in the loft.
It's bone time for the sniffer dog who, with his job done, is taken for a well-earned treat.
Do you understand English?
Back outside, another officer is taking one of the apprehended men to the van
so he can be transferred to custody for questioning.
Stand there for me, I'm going to search your pockets, OK?
Just in case he's got any objects.
Obviously he's going in the back of the van now,
whether he's got any objects on him that obviously he can
cause harm to himself with or harm to anybody else.
It's a cursory search before we get him to custody.
Step up there.
Just have a seat. Sit down for me please, sit down.
The heavy police presence on this normally peaceful street is beginning to attract a crowd.
Somebody just phoned me this morning who'd driven through the village and said, "What's going on?",
and I wasn't aware of anything, so I just had a walk down to see what was happening.
And it seems the neighbourhood team get a big thumbs up from local people
for the interest they take relating to residents' concerns about crime.
In Waltham, they come along to the parish council meetings,
give regular reports to the parish council.
They even use the parish office in Waltham as one of their local bases,
so it's a very effective partnership.
Back inside the house, the neighbourhood team
comb the property for further evidence linked to the manufacturing and distribution of drugs.
A hot spot is identified in the garage,
where assorted gardening gear and tied sacks filled to the brim demand Colin's close scrutiny.
They've clearly had a crop. What's in the bags, do we know?
-Soil? Is it in all of these?
This could be the crop.
And on opening one of the bags, it's apparent that the team have hit the jackpot.
That's, that's the cannabis leaf that's been cropped, by the looks of that.
While some of the evidence of cannabis production will be bagged
to be used at trial, the majority of the crop is uprooted.
It'll be sent for immediate destruction at a furnace facility
used by the police to destroy the spoils and wares of crime.
Are we smashing a hole in this?
Yeah, one more. Even the new ones.
Another problem Colin needs to tackle is to get the experts in to make the illegal wiring safe.
Could you contact the Electricity Board, please,
and arrange for someone to come down and isolate this property?
There is a bypass here.
Scenes of crime officers and CID have also arrived on the scene,
looking for any identifying marks that can link the criminals
to the cultivation of cannabis.
-Is it off?
-Well, there's still lights on in there.
And it's not just extra coppers who've arrived to take a look.
As we find out later, the team round up their suspects
and begin to examine the major haul of illegal drugs.
In Hull, the team have been launching a crackdown to put people
who trade in counterfeit goods out of business.
They know that market stalls can also be outlets for stolen goods,
and it's an illegal trade they're determined to call shop on.
I know the damage counterfeit goods could do to the perfume industry, the make-up industry.
I think people, most people, are pretty aware
if they go to a market and find something really cheap,
you know, I'd certainly know that there was something suspicious about it.
I think I'm always really wary of counterfeit goods.
I would be, especially buying something on a market stall that's clearly branded,
a brand that you would maybe know and that you wouldn't necessarily expect to see on a market stall.
I think I would personally be really wary of buying it.
But I have, I bought perfume once that was sort of quite a big brand,
and it was clearly not the real perfume. It was actually really horrible.
The neighbourhood team have got a suspect on their books that they've been monitoring for some time.
Information suggests he is not only selling fake goods, but also
genuine designer gear stolen from freight trucks, offloading it
to market stall owners and independent retailers in the region.
Sergeant Mick Stevenson updates his team on the intel
they have on the suspect.
About eight weeks ago, CRT and Trading Standards did a joint operation
on the market in relation to counterfeit goods.
Now, we seized about 1,000 items.
Of those 1,000 items, about £100,000 worth has already come back as being counterfeit.
But from this one particular guy, we seized about 605 items
out the back of his lorry that, at the time, we thought were counterfeit.
But it's transpired that they are not.
They'd actually been stolen in thefts-cum-robberies from HGVs in the West Midlands area.
-On one job, there was a million pounds' worth of
-and the bulk of what we recovered the other week is
The team are going to try to intercept the suspect before dawn.
He's due to make a delivery of goods to traders at the local street market,
but instead of buyers, he's about to be greeted by the coppers.
OK, soon as we sight him, we'll let you know.
They put the area under surveillance and sit and wait.
We'll let you know when it passes by, we'll follow it down,
and then we'll let you do the dirty deed at that end. Over.
After a few minutes, they spot the suspect's vehicle.
He's just coming on now, followed by a smaller, white van.
He's taken the first right into Walton Street Market.
No sooner has he stepped out of his van, the team move in to arrest him.
To let you know we've been doing some enquiries in relation to that property
-that we seized from you the other week.
-And it's, it's come back as stolen property.
-So obviously we need to speak to you about that.
As the cuffs go on, the police break more bad news -
he's not just losing his dodgy stock, but his truck too.
-what we're going to do,
because your vehicle has obviously been used in the commission of crime,
i.e., the last time that we seized the articles from you,
and there's possibly some more this time, we're going to seize the vehicle.
so we're going to recover it to the police station at the moment.
Both the man and his van are taken back to the station so the team can investigate further.
As day breaks, the team make an inventory of the contents of the man's truck,
and it's not long before they find boxes and boxes of what could be incriminating evidence.
Well, from what we've taken off the van so far,
some of that is identical to some of the property already identified as being stolen,
so clearly we've got the batch numbers and that to sort out,
and get them off to manufacturers and see if they can identify them for us.
The man has subsequently been charged with facilitating the acquisition of criminal property
and is awaiting his day in court.
Still to come, the team round up their suspects
and begin to examine the major haul of illegal drugs.
The police team up with the RSPCA to arrest a woman banned from keeping dogs.
She's saying she doesn't own it and she doesn't keep it.
She participates in that keeping on a daily basis, simply by living in a house with it.
And a man pedalling more than just fake designer goods gets nicked.
Basically, he's got a large quantity of counterfeit aftershaves, watches, Ralph Lauren T-shirts.
Sergeant Steve Lamb and PC Gareth Walker are two of Hull's most familiar faces.
Most days they can be seen out and about or responding to direct calls for help.
For me, neighbourhood policing is all about trying to provide
a really good policing service to the communities that we serve.
They are both good, old-fashioned coppers at heart...
Please. Don't insult my intelligence, please.
..who know that community police work makes a real difference.
Within a neighbourhood, most of the complaints that we receive are,
we have lots of neighbour disputes to resolve.
Working in a busy town centre,
we have lots of complaints. Retail crime takes up a lot of our time.
Other incidents that happen in the town centre,
people are blighted by street drinkers,
so a lot of our everyday work is geared towards that,
particularly in the town centre during the...
Well, both the daytime and the night-time economy.
A key skill of any neighbourhood police officer is to know your patch and the people on it.
Within a neighbourhood team, you really do know the people
that are affecting you every day, the people that are harming your communities most
so they're the ones that you're going to target regularly
and try and do something positively.
But Steve knows that it's crucial to keep the public on side in the fight against crime.
We obviously encourage our communities to speak to us.
A number of different... We use...
We have regular meetings, surgeries,
we use social, sort of, networking sites.
Some of our information comes to us
via our partners within the Hull City Council.
Just by simply speaking to people on the streets.
We're only as good as the information that we're getting, really,
and if the information is current, it's up-to-date,
then we will react to it and we'll work with it,
and we'll try and do something with it.
As Gareth confirms,
it's all about making neighbourhoods safer, happier places.
Neighbourhood policing has a key role to play within the policing structure as a whole,
as CID do, as the incident response teams do.
Our main focus is about improving the quality of life for local residents
and making their lives easier to live with.
If they've got constant anti-social behaviour that's taking place,
or they've got neighbours that are causing them annoyance, then somebody has to deal with that.
Before neighbourhood policing was introduced,
their problems would get passed from the police to the council to Social Services,
to different departments, whereas now neighbourhood policing can take a grip of the problems
and actually get results for the people that it's affecting.
In my 11 years of policing, this is the best job that I've done,
and I think it's just this particular neighbourhood team
because you have got a very busy city centre,
it changes on a night-time, moves into that night-time economy,
but outside of that, we've got some very busy, sort of, housing estates
and all the problems that that brings in.
There's all sorts of stuff, so, for me,
it's certainly the best job that I've done in the service, yeah.
We've come to see you, mate.
Earlier, a neighbourhood officer out on a beat walk
spotted a puppy in the garden of a home belonging to a woman
banned from owning a dog following acts of cruelty upon a previous pet.
The team's response is a reminder of just how wide a range of problems they deal with on a daily basis.
Well, that's right, that's the beauty of the community policing.
The officers in a given area will generally know who's who
and what's been going on.
So obviously with my colleague, she's a PCSO in the area,
and she was aware of the previous incident
and therefore had concerns that if they had a dog in the future,
you know, there may be some welfare issues for that dog.
Your local policing teams gather intelligence which is
relevant to your local neighbourhood.
I think without that, it's quite probable that this,
this incident with the dog would have gone unnoticed.
Rich went with RSPCA inspector, Sarah, to move the dog to safety.
He's also placed the woman under arrest for questioning about the alleged offence
and takes her back to the station.
There she will be interviewed by an RSPCA Officer.
No, it'll be the RSPCA, they've got all the powers to deal with
these types of incidents, so they'll interview her.
We just obviously have the power of arrest,
so we're facilitating that.
-You don't have to
-film me, do you?
Sarah explains exactly what she believes the woman may have been guilty of.
The ban, the way the disqualification is worded,
is that she's not allowed to own, keep or be responsible for.
It says "ownership or participating in the keeping of dogs."
So even if she's saying she doesn't own it and she doesn't keep it,
she participates in that keeping on a daily basis
simply by living in a house with it.
Akitas, if they're trained to, can be aggressive.
They can make brilliant family dogs, as well,
but unfortunately they're sought after for the wrong reasons.
What Sarah's going to do next is basically interview the female we've arrested for the offence.
And then if she is, if it's decided she'll be prosecuted,
I will get sent a summons to serve on her.
The case against the woman who breached her dog disqualification order is ongoing.
But, for the team in their fight against the sale of counterfeit goods,
they're proving that their bark IS as strong as their bite,
especially when they know that the sale of knock-offs is often linked to other crimes,
such as drug-dealing.
In Hull's city centre, the team have been launching a crack down against counterfeit goods-sellers.
Knowing that the trade of knock-off perfumes and handbags is
often linked to wider criminal activity such as drug dealing.
Whilst many of these goods are sold from market stalls, others are sold
by pedlars who sell in pubs or on street corners.
Over at one of the city's shopping precincts, the store security have called in the police.
A man was initially detained by security on suspicion of stealing headphones,
but when searched by the police, he was found to be innocent of shop theft.
but new suspicions were raised by something else he had in his bag.
We've then come in, had a chat with him.
He's given us a sort of semi-plausible excuse for what he was doing with the headphones.
However, he's got bags full of counterfeit goods,
which, by his own admission, are counterfeit.
We've got headphones, aftershaves, watches.
But it's not just counterfeit goods he was carrying.
I've asked him if he's got anything else about his person, he said no.
I can clearly see he's got something in his pocket that he's not bringing out.
Checked his pocket, and in his pocket got a small bag
-with about... Says about 100 tablets in there.
-There's exactly 100.
Yep, and he's admitted they're his, that he's purchased them.
Sleeping tablets. I use them, I need them.
Sleeping tablets are popular on the black market with clubbers and ravers,
and, if supplied without a prescription,
they can be considered to be a Class B drug under the Misuse Of Drugs Act.
The man is claiming they are for his own personal use,
but the team are unconvinced and call in their governor Sergeant Steve Lamb to search the man.
I just need to do a quick search. You don't have to get any clothes off, it's no problem at all, mate.
-Just a quick pat down just for their safety.
-They've searched me already, but...
-OK. Right, so nothing else in your pockets?
-No sharps, nothing at all?
No more drugs are found, but the team decide to take him back to the station
so he can be searched more thoroughly.
-Do I have to walk out the shop like this?
When I haven't even stolen anything from this shop?
-INDISTINCT VOICE FROM WALKIE-TALKIE
Basically he's got a large quantity of counterfeit aftershaves, watches,
Ralph Lauren T-shirts, Lacoste T-shirts,
which he's admitted they're all imported from Thailand,
and he sells them in the local pubs.
But the counterfeit goods could be the least of his worries.
Yeah, he's got a small package with him which contains about
100 blue tablets which are benzodiazepine,
which he's got unlawful possession of, as well, so that's why he's been arrested, as well,
for possession with intent to supply those tablets.
Back at the station, the man is booked into custody,
but before the team have the chance to search him, something falls from his pocket.
It's yet more drugs.
Right, just to remind you that you are still under caution.
-And obviously they've just dropped from you. All right?
-Can I have an exhibits bag, please?
It's going to look more worse now for him, for what he did in the custody suite.
Cos he kept on saying they were for himself, they were for himself.
When we asked him, when he was first searched,
"Have you got anything more on you?", he said no. So... And now he's been...
Why he dropped them out like that, I don't know.
We was going to find them.
What have we just found?
A second bag of blue tablets.
-We need to
-his own confession last time.
I'm Sergeant Bailey, I'm the custody sergeant.
Have you had any today?
Er... Well, I'm only on one, one a day.
-And have you taken today's?
No charges were brought against the man for the sleeping tablets.
However, following a search of his house,
the man was charged with possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and money laundering.
The case is going to court.
Back over in Grimsby, the police have descended on suburbia
to bust a cannabis farm hidden by the facade of an executive home
in one of the most upmarket streets in the region.
Hundreds of plants with a street value of tens of thousands of pounds
have been seized, and two men arrested.
Back at the house, the team have done a final tally of everything they've seized.
-330 plants in total.
-Right, good haul, good haul.
And then in the garage from a previous harvest,
we've got pots and root balls of 136.
We're looking at, we're looking at roughly around about £180,000 worth of cannabis plants, yeah.
Which is, you know, it's a significant haul.
That's £180,000 worth of drugs that have been taken off the streets,
so I'm very impressed with that.
The haul means that the neighbourhood police
have seized a staggering 4 million pounds' worth of cannabis this year alone.
Yeah, we've managed to get everything removed from the house.
It'll be a case of getting it as tidy as we can possibly get it,
ready for the occupants or the owners of the house
to obviously return to it, and they'll have to take up the issues of damage
that's been caused by the people inside there.
Obviously the investigation's going to continue.
That'll be going on through to today, possibly into tomorrow, with the serious crime team.
So it's just a case of now the next stage continues.
The two men captured at the house were both found guilty of producing a controlled Class B drug.
Their green fingers earned them both a 30-month stretch inside.
The man who rented the house has been arrested and charged
with being concerned in the production of a Class B drug.
And, as we've seen, the neighbourhood team's always on the lookout for trouble
and willing to lend an ear to listen to residents' complaints about wrongdoing on their doorsteps.
But the information gathering is only worth anything
if the intel leads to criminals getting caught.
Coming up next time...
The sticky-fingered, foul-mouthed shoplifter feeling the full force of the law.
-You think I haven't forgot your face, you
The team take a zero-tolerance approach to tearaway teens.
You can't stand still for two minutes,
you're asking to be locked up, your eyes are all over the place.
And the police find more than one type of grass growing around this man's shed.
This shed's also full of cannabis. plants,
so we'll be seizing all the plants that are in this one, as well.
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Showing that no two days in a police officer's day are the same, the Humberside Neighbourhood Team take on a whole host of new cases that see them challenged to the hilt.
A plush home is found to be hiding a secret when the team launch a dawn raid and uncover a cannabis farm hiding behind the chintz curtains. The RSPCA and the police join forces to visit the home of a woman banned from owning dogs after a puppy is spotted running around in her back garden. The neighbourhood team also try to track down the dodgy dealers suspected of selling dangerous counterfeit goods.