Man charged after police carry out drugs raid on Downham Road house

Class A drugs seized from a house on Downham Road, Ely.

Class A drugs seized from a house on Downham Road, Ely. - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged after police officers raided a suspected drugs den discovered just down the road from a number of Ely schools.

Officers entered a house on Downham Road – the location of Ely College and Highfield School - at 8.30am yesterday morning following reports that it was being used to supply and take Class A drugs.

Once inside, officers arrested a 45-year-old man, who was subsequently interviewed in custody and charged with allowing premises to be used for consuming drugs.

Sgt Phil Priestley, who led the raid, said: ““The address has been linked to anti-social behaviour locally, with nearby vulnerable residents and pre-school in the local area also.

“It was deemed necessary to intervene to prevent criminal behaviours and to safeguard the community.

“We want to reassure people who live and work in the local area that the issues regarding the address have been confronted in an immediate way, and we are working with Sanctuary Housing on a long term solution.”