Police say they know that individuals and groups are selling Class A drugs in locations such as Victoria Recreation Ground, Nine Acres Playing Field and Newport Quay. Overt patrols have been stepped up in those areas with the aim of disrupting illegal activity.
The consumption and dealing of drugs does damage to both individuals and the wider community. This includes, but is not limited to, shoplifting, overdoses and cuckooing – where vulnerable individuals are taken advantage of.
Have you seen people hanging around the park? What times are they there? What is the registration mark of that vehicle you see making regular drop offs?
Islanders are being asked to provide Police with information about any suspicious activity, in confidence, via 101, online or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A spokesperson for Newport NPT has said:
“Telling us doesn’t make you a grass but it might save someone’s life. However insignificant it might seem we need your information to make our communities safer”.