14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs in Norfolk
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A 14-year-old boy is one of the latest to be arrested on suspicion of the supply of Class A drugs in Norfolk as police continue their campaign against violent London gangs.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, officers arrested four people in Norwich, including two teenagers from the London area.
They had attended an address in Vale Green around 3.15am and arrested a 46-year-old man and a 44-year-old man from the Norwich area, and a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy from the London area, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
All were taken into police custody for questioning.
As part of Operation Gravity more than 75 people have now been arrested, in response to a sharp increase in drug-related violent crime across the county.
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Operation Gravity looks to target the most serious offenders involved in dealing and transporting Class A drugs into and around Norfolk, as well as working with partners to protect those most vulnerable to drug abuse and exploitation.
A 30-year-old woman from the Great Yarmouth area was also arrested in Row 46 in the town on Monday on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. She has since been released on police bail.
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Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall said there will be 'more to come'.
'We have made a significant number of arrests in the past week alone but this does not mean we can be complacent,' he said.
'It is equally important that we continue to work with partner agencies to support vulnerable members of the community.
'By signposting those who rely on drugs as a habit to the appropriate support, and identifying those people being exploited by criminals to traffic drugs around the county, we can help break the cycle of drug dealing.'
Anyone affected by drug abuse can access support through the Norfolk Recovery Partnership on 0300 7900 227. Anyone with information about drug dealing in their area should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.