A suspected drug dealer has been arrested after returning to a cannabis farm simply hours after it had been busted by police.
Police have been referred to as on Tuesday, April 20 to stories of intruders at an handle in Canning Street, Benwell.
Officers arrived on the scene the place they discovered the property had been damaged into and a cannabis farm saved inside.
They carried out a search of the world and located a teenage boy carrying a black bin bag full of cannabis offcuts.
He was arrested, together with one other teenage boy who had been recognized as being concerned within the break-in, and the handle was cordoned off to enable officers to perform inquiries.
But simply seven hours later one other suspected drug dealer was left shocked when he turned up on the property – and located a PCSO guarding the scene.
He fled the world on foot however was caught by the officer who detained him till back-up arrived on the handle.
The 56-year-old was arrested by police. All three suspects have since been launched beneath investigation pending additional enquiries.
Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Carruthers mentioned: “All three of those suspects have tried to outrun police however none of them have been a match for our officers.
“We initially had a name from an eagle-eyed member of the general public a few housebreaking and so we have been in a position to guarantee officers have been shortly deployed to the scene.
“We imagine these accountable knew what was inside and have been attempting to acquire entry to steal cannabis crops that have been being grown by drug sellers.
“Those teenage boys have been shortly introduced into police custody earlier than one other suspect actually walked proper into our arms just a few hours later.
“I need to reward the efforts of our police officers and group help officers who’ve diligently served on a cordon and been rewarded with one other arrest.
“We additionally need to thank the member of the general public who made the preliminary name as a result of stories like this enable us to put a dent within the pockets of organised crime.”
Anyone with details about drug dealing is requested to report it on-line on the ‘Tell Us Something’ pages of the Northumbria Police web site.
You also can name police on 101 or report data anonymously to the unbiased charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.