Villagers shocked over drugs raid by police at house right next to school in Laceby
SHOCKED residents have said they want to move away after police carried out a drugs raid on a home just yards from a school gate.
A quantity of controlled drugs were seized in the raid, which happened at about 10am on Wednesday in Cooper Lane, Laceby, just yards from Stanford Junior and Infants School.
A number of people were given warnings for the possession of cannabis by Humberside Police officers, who also seized vehicles including a car, quad bike and three motorcycles.
Today, a resident, who did not wish to be named, told how he wants to leave the area because of a "worrying" drugs problem.
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He said: "We are all profoundly worried about it. Everyone around here is retired; we bought this as our retirement home.
"The raid has rocked everybody. The question is whether we stay and live near to drugs activity or move away and lose everything we have worked and saved for.
"I am highly supportive of the police and it gives us reassurance that they have acted on the intelligence they have received, but they can't be around 24/7.
"We feel shocked, concerned and intimidated."
He said residents were shocked that drugs were seized from a property just yards from a school, and claimed estate agents who rent out the two-storey house should have been "more selective" when choosing tenants.
A spokeswoman for the school said staff and pupils were "shocked" to witness the raid.
Inspector Neil Pattison, Neighbourhood Team Inspector at Humberside Police, said a number of people had been interviewed for possession of controlled drugs and drugs were recovered.
He said: "Several motor vehicles have been recovered for examination and one vehicle in relation to document offences.
"Humberside Police are taking this problem very seriously and seek the support of the community in reducing the problem of drugs within the community."
He urged anyone with information to contact his team directly on 01472 725908, or call the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.