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Chatfield drug den raided

Police's Operation Stronghold strikes again

Report and photographs: Paul Janik
3 arrested for Class A drugs
Drugs seized
Weapons found

Chatfield looking south towards Slough Trading Estate

The police's feared Operation Stronghold raided a notorious crime den at 07:30 on Tuesday morning 22 August 2017.

Acting on intelligence, police officers from Operation Stronghold visited a Chatfield home where they arrested, on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs:-

  • a 31-year-old man from Slough
  • a 42-year-old man from Slough
  • a 20-year-old man from Slough

While searching the house, police found and confiscated:-

  • quantities of suspected Class A drugs
  • quantities of suspected Class B drugs
  • equipment used to prepare drugs for sale
  • weapons including a machete and large knives

Chatsfield, is the northerly continuation of Fairlie Road. Chatfield is on the northern fringe of Slough Trading Estate and at the western end of Northborough Road.

Detective Sergeant, Andrew Penrith, said:

We have arrested three people and seized drugs as a result of this warrant.

We are committed to tackle those who are thought to be dealing drugs in Slough, as part of our ongoing campaign Stronghold which aims to work in partnership to tackle serious and organised crime.

Anyone who is aware of drug dealing in their community or if you have any information relating to this case, please call us on 101 or 01865-841 148 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555 111.

We need the public's help to make Slough a better and safer place.

When asked if the tenants might be evicted for criminal behaviour, a Slough Council official told the Slough Times:

I confirm that this is a Slough Borough Council address and that we are working closely with Thames Valley Police to determine any actions going forward.

Police information on Operation Stronghold