Sniffer dogs uncover stash of drugs in Harrogate car

Drugs dogs searched this car after police stopped its driver. (S)
Drugs dogs searched this car after police stopped its driver. (S)

Drugs dogs have helped to uncover a stash in a car stopped in Harrogate - leading to the arrest of a man on suspicion of intent to supply.

The 28-year-old, from Leeds, was arrested at 7.40pm on Monday after he refused to stop for police.

He was chased on foot by officers after fleeing the scene and, when his Toyota Yaris was searched by specialist sniffer dogs, arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply. He was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and money laundering.

Supt Dave Hannan of Operation Hawk, said: “This latest arrest shows that there will be no let up on the pressure we are putting on criminals travelling into North Yorkshire with the aim of offending.

“Anyone who commits offences in North Yorkshire can expect to dealt with robustly.”

The man has been released on police bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Elsewhere in the district, neighbourhood policing teams are warning cyclists to take extra care after a number of bike thefts in the town.

l A red Specialised Allez Sport road bike was stolen between 9.30am and 1.30pm on July 22, despite being secured to a cycle rack on Bower Street.

l A white and blue Trek Speed concept cycle was stolen from Cold Bath Road at around 10am on July 24.

l A black and red Apollo Cyborg BMX cycle was stolen from the driveway of a property on Roche Avenue overnight between July 24 and 25.

l A red and silver Gary Fisher mountain bike was stolen from Cambridge Road on the evening of July 25.

l A Specialised Cross Trail mountain bike was stolen having been secured to a cycle rack at Harrogate District Hospital on July 25.

l A red and black Carerra mountain bike was stolen between July 25 and 26 from Station Parade.

Police are also appealing for information about the following crimes:

l A car parked overnight on Kings Road had its wing mirror damaged between July 24 and 25.

l An aluminium fridge was stolen from a shed at a property on Stonefall Avenue in the early hours of July 25.

l Damage was caused to a bus stop on Cold Bath Road at 10.30pm on July 25, with witnesses reporting seeing two males. One was described as being aged 15, wearing a rucksack and carrying a skateboard. He was seen to walk onto Otley Road and then towards West Park.

l A man was disturbed breaking into a shed on Roseville Terrace on the afternoon of July 25.

l A window was smashed at a property on Stanhope Drive overnight between July 26 and 27.

l A window was smashed at a property on Devonshire Place in the early hours of July 27.

Anyone with information about any of the above crimes is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.