Pistol, cannabis and dog seized in Keynsham today

Fifty police officers carried out a day of action across Bath and North East Somerset today to tackle burglary, anti-social behaviour, drugs, driving and theft offences.
Warrants were executed in Keynsham, Bath and Radstock and vehicle stop-checks took place on the A37 and A4.arrest

In Keynsham, officers seized a gas-powered air pistol following a warrant in the Coronation Avenue area of the town, as well as a small amount of cannabis. Officers also seized a dog that was thought to be a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act and inquiries are continuing.

As a result of the vehicle stop-check operation, a man was arrested and a suspected stolen trailer and power tools were seized and police seized two vehicles for no insurance. Suspected cannabis was also seized and police will be interviewing the driver.

Drugs were also seized in Writhlington, Bath and Midsomer Norton as part of the day of action.

PCSOs were also out and about giving crime reduction advice, especially on not leaving windows open during the hot weather if you are in another part of the house or in the garden.
Chief Inspector Simon Ellis said: “We are very pleased with the success of this operation. We executed several successful warrants and made a number of arrests in relation to suspected theft and other offences. These days of action provide us with an opportunity to allocate additional resources to a wide range of issues, from burglary to uninsured drivers.”