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Officers commended for their roles in tackling drug dealing and organised crime in Peterborough and Fenland

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Dear subscriber,

Chief Constable Nick Dean has awarded 14 officers from our Neighbourhood Support Team (NST) with commendations for their contribution to the success in disrupting organised crime groups and drug dealing across Peterborough and Fenland.

He also commended Detective Constables Sarah Morgan, Edyta Nightingale and Zoe Slater, as well as Detective Sergeant Alicia Yorke, for the subsequent investigations as a result of the activity by the NST.

Sergeant Chris Acourt, from the force’s Exploitation Team, was also commended, alongside Detective Chief Inspector Dave Taylor who oversaw the activity.

Three cannabis factories worth up to about £725,000 were discovered at houses in Orton Goldhay, Walton and March in the space of 24 hours in January last year, resulting in six people being arrested – three of whom were charged and admitted producing cannabis.

A ceremony was held at Thorpe Wood Police Station on Friday afternoon (8 April), where certifications of commendation were presented.

Chief Constable Nick Dean said: “Tackling serious and organised crime is one of the priority areas set by myself for us as a force. The work of the northern Neighbourhood Support Team and subsequent investigations by our detectives has been incredibly impressive. There has been exceptional leadership, comprehensive operational planning, intelligence development and fantastic work to bring a host of operations together.

“The team delivers excellent results by selflessly dedicating their time to making sure they play their part in making Cambridgeshire a safer place for our communities.

“This specific operation is a great example of the work between our neighbourhood policing teams and CID, showing exactly what can be achieved through effective teamwork, resulting in charges of a number of people linked to an organised crime group.

“My genuine personal thanks go to each and every one of you who played a part in this operation, and for your continued efforts across the north of our county every single day. Coming into contact with Organised Crime Groups, putting your own lives at risk and going above and beyond for the people of Cambridgeshire – thank you.”

If you've got information or concerns about organised crime or drug dealing, you can report to us online here.

Kind regards,
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Lauren Alexander (Police, Senior Communications Officer for Peterborough and Fenland, Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

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