Man arrested and suspected drugs seized in Southport
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We have arrested a man and recovered suspected Class A drugs in Botanic Gardens, Southport yesterday (Thursday 18 March).
At around 5.40pm yesterday police sighted a white Ford driving at high speed.
The vehicle drove into Botanic Park and, on reaching a barrier in the park, the male driver exited the car on foot.
After a short foot chase, the man was detained by police.
A bag, which was reported to have been thrown away by the man, was recovered by police and found to contain an amount of suspected Class A drugs.
Officers arrested the man, aged 34 and from Southport, on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug driving and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He was taken into custody and will be questioned by the police.
Investigations are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident in Botanic Park yesterday evening is asked to contact us via @MerPolCC or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information with reference 21000173446.