Drugs search on ice cream van

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AN ICE-CREAM van and a house were raided by police searching for drugs.

Officers from Halifax Central neighbourhood policing team carried out the swoops on Tuesday morning.

Nothing was found in the ice-cream van but cannabis was discovered at the house in Boothtown, Halifax.

A 26-year-old was arrested and charged with possessing cannabis.

He will appear before Calderdale magistrates later this month.

Sergeant John Simpson, from the team, said: “These searches were part of ongoing investigations by Halifax Central neighbourhood policing team into the supply and use of drugs.

“Information from the public always interests us and we would appeal for people to pass any information they have about crime in their area on to us.” Anyone with information about drugs or other crime in their area should call their neighbourhood policing team on 0845 6060606.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously on 0800 555111.