Three arrested after day of action

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Three people were arrested following a day of action tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Folkestone.

Community Safety Officers from Folkestone & Hythe District Council joined police, NHS staff and fire crews for a targeted day of action operation in Tontine Street and Dover Road.

Almost 20 agencies were involved on the day and they spoke to people living and working in more than 40 properties.

Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee, Cabinet Member for Communities said: 

I’m delighted the day was a success. Residents have a right to feel safe in their homes and communities and we hope that they feel reassured that our teams and other agencies take their concerns seriously.
Acting on intelligence, three suspected drug dealers were arrested in Tontine Street. This shows that we are listening and we do take action.

The day was set up to tackle environmental issues like littering and graffiti, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to safeguard vulnerable people.

Sergeant Maxine Harris from the Community Safety Unit said: 

These are good arrests and we will continue to proactively pursue anyone we believe is involved with drugs in our community and target those individuals intent on supplying to the streets of Folkestone.
The drugs warrant coincided with our collaborative work in trying to keep the town safe. This is something we do on a regular basis to support lawful action and improve public safety.

Council community safety staff will now be following up on issues raised by residents during the day of action.

Anyone who has concerns about suspicious behaviour should call 101, or 999 if it is an emergency or a crime is taking place.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111or at


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