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23.03.23 – Man acting suspiciously in Blurton, Man jailed for drug offences

Written by on 23 March 2023

Police are appealing for information after a man was seen acting suspiciously at around 9 o’clock last Saturday night on Tilery Lane in Blurton.  It was reported that a man had been seen following a female near to the Hem Heath public house.  He is described as white, aged in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a black face mask and a black backpack. The female was left shaken but unharmed.

Officers are reviewing CCTV footage of the area at the time of the incident and are appealing for anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously to get in touch.

You can contact Staffordshire Police on LiveChat via their website or call 101 quoting incident number 825 of 18 March.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A man has been jailed for drugs supply offences after he was stopped-and-searched in Newcastle-under-Lyme last March.  Gerhard Smith, aged 20, from Wolverhampton, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court last week to 27 months behind bars, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, at an earlier hearing.

DC Philip Pegg, of the Northern Crime Support team at Staffordshire Police, said:” We are proactive in our pursuit of offenders and this is another example of the work we complete on a daily basis to ensure those responsible for dealing drugs in our communities are dealt with robustly.”

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