Snapshot – a week of policing in Consett

The following is taken directly from a report I received today.

On Monday morning police attended the area of the Jolly Drovers roundabout near to Consett following reports of a cyclist having collapsed and had stopped breathing. Police officers and nurses who were passing assisted with CPR and a defibrillator was brought from the station at Consett. The North East Ambulance Service also attended and thankfully the male was resuscitated and has subsequently been recovering at hospital.

On Wednesday police attended and address in the Consett area following a reported breach of Covid legislation. Whilst engaging with the occupant, police identified a notable quantity of suspected drugs and associated paraphernalia within the address. The occupant was arrested for possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and an investigation is ongoing.

On Saturday police officers in Consett noted a vehicle of interest whilst out on patrol. Officers indicated for the vehicle to stop and it made off from the police car, including driving along a footpath in the Genesis Way and area and driving through the wrong side of a pedestrian crossing before making off. The driver was located and arrested. He was charged with dangerous driving, disqualified driving and having no insurance. He was also remanded to court.

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