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"Spear" found during Coventry drugs raid

A spear made from a kitchen knife and broom handle has been found during a police raid in Coventry.

Officers smashed through the door, plus a second reinforced metal door, of a flat in Jenner Street, Foleshill, at 10am following community concerns the property was being used by heroin and crack cocaine dealers.

Two men aged 18 and 19 were arrested in a rear garden having jumped from a window, while women aged 19 and 34, a 46-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were detained inside.

All six have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and remain in police custody.

A search of the property uncovered several weapons, including the spear made from a kitchen knife and broom handle.

Officers also found a quantity of brown powder suspected to be heroin and dealer wraps of white powder.

The warrant was executed by the Foleshill Neighbourhood Police team. Sergeant Asa Morris said: "We’ve uncovered a significant drugs den: the front entrance was heavily fortified and the property covered by CCTV so occupants could check out anyone approaching.

"We surrounded the flat and two suspects virtually jumped into the arms of waiting officers in a failed bid to escape, while the other four surrendered without a struggle. 

"The warrant came around thanks largely to information passed to us by concerned members of the public who reported suspicious comings and goings at the address. We always take community concerns seriously and value any information passed to us…and as today’s operation shows we will take decisive action."

Anyone who suspects drug dealing in their community can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at WMP Online, call 101 or pass information anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. 

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