Children taken to relatives after Knowle West parents arrested in drugs raid

Published on: 28 Jul 2017

THREE children from a Knowle West family have been put in the care of relatives after their parents were arrested during a drugs raid. 

The man and woman were arrested on suspicion of child neglect on July 19 after officers carried out a drugs warrant at their home. 

Three children, aged 2, 4 and 8, have been placed in the care of family members. 

Neighbourhood beat manager PC Jo Wood said: “It’s down to local people coming forward to report what they thought was happening at this home that we went there. They don’t want this happening in their community. 

“The conditions these children were living in were disgusting and there was clear evidence of Class A drug use there.  It’s upsetting to find and just makes us more determined to keep asking for and acting on the information we need," said PC Wood.

“We’d urge people to keep the information coming.  We understand people can be scared to come forward, which is why we encourage reporting to Crimestoppers. It’s a totally separate organisation set up for exactly this reason – to enable people to confidently give information in the knowledge it’s 100 per cent anonymous.”

Anyone with information about people they believe to be dealing drugs can report their suspicions to the police online or on the non-emergency number 101. 

Or, to give information anonymously, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their website,  They never ask for your name and cannot trace your call.

If you, or someone you know, needs help for alcohol and drug misuse, contact Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service), who can officer a wide range of services for people wanting to access treatment and support.



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