(LONDON) Colchester Crown Court Report: Five people arrested as part of an investigation into drug supply have been charged #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.22: In total, six people were arrested in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 14 December: He appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 15 December and was remanded into custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on January 12.

#AceDailyNews FULL Court & Essex Police Report: Crackdown on drug-driven town centre violence: Jordan Gibbins, 28, of Weyland Drive, Stanway has been charged with two counts of supplying a Class A drug and one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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ESSEX POLICE UPDATE: 1.30pm Tuesday 21 December

Stephanie Syzmanska, 34, of Wimpole Road, Colchester, has been charged with supplying a Class A drug.

She will appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 25.

Shane Dadds, 30, of Chase Court, Colchester, has been charged with supplying a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of cocaine. 

He will appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 25.

Benjamin Skelton, 31, of Shrub End Road, Colchester, is charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

He appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 15 December.
He was remanded into custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on January 12.

Tyler Luscombe, 28, of Ostrich Street, Stanway, is charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug. 

He will appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 25.

A 19-year-old woman from Colchester who was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs has been released under investigation.

UPDATE: 4pm, Tuesday 14 December

Six people were arrested this morning as part of a second strike against the supply of drugs in Colchester.

This morning, officers from Essex Police Serious Violence Unit, Colchester Community Policing Team, North Disruptor Team and Operational Support Group executed warrants across the town as part of a pre-planned operation to disrupt of the supply of cocaine in the town.

Four men and two women were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

All remain in custody for questioning.

Today’s strike comes after nine people were charged with drug offences on Friday as a result of a number of warrants being carried out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

As a result of our investigation, we have also submitted a licensing review application for the Royal Mortar pub, in Military Road.

It will be heard and decided upon by Colchester Borough Council.

Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston, Colchester District Commander, said:

“As I said last week, the operation to target drug supply and associated violence is an ongoing one and, like our action on Thursday, enforcement is a key part of that.
“This operation is ongoing and aims to tackle what we believe has led to a rise in violent incidents in Colchester since the Covid restrictions were lifted earlier this year and our night-time economy re-opened.
“We have a commitment to keep our town, residents and visitors safe and action such as today is just one part of that.”

Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford added:

“Drugs are not welcome in our towns and cities in Essex, and we make no apology for pursuing those who we believe are intent on supplying them.
“To those people who believe it’s OK to sell drugs, it is not. They destroy communities and lead to serious violence, and we will not tolerate it.”

UPDATE 10.30am Friday 10 December

Nine people have been charged after a series of warrants were carried out in Colchester yesterday morning.

Officers from a number of teams across the force executed ten warrants in the town yesterday morning as part of a operation to tackle drug-driven violent incidents.

Adam Stephenson, 20, of St Leonard’s Road, in Colchester has been charged with supplying a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court today.

Karlin Cavill, 24, of Old Road, Clacton, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, possession of a Class B drug and acquiring, using or possession criminal property.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court this morning. 

Nigel Parkes, 55, of Layer Road, in Abberton, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 13.

John Stone, 38, of Clacton Road, St Osyth, has been charged with offering to supply cocaine and possession of a Class A drug.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 13.

Buster Suggate, 19, of Gladiator Way, in Colchester has been charged with three counts of supplying a Class A drug.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 13.

Sian-leigh McDonald, 26, of Gazelle Court, in Colchester, has been charged with one count of being concerned in the supply of a Class drug.

She is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 13,

Stuart Edwards, 34, of Gazelle Court, in Colchester, has been charged with four counts of supplying a Class A drug and one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

He is due to appear in Colchester Magistrates’ Court on January 12.

A 52-year-old woman from Colchester who was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug has been released under investigation.

Two men have also been charged in connection with a violent incident in Colchester in September.

During the incident, a man was seriously assaulted outside the Leather Bottle pub, in Shrub End, Road on Thursday 9 September.

Stephen Ford, 31, of Monkwick Avenue, Colchester, and Jake Goodspeed, 24, also of Monkwick Avenue, have been jointly charged with wounding in relation to the incident.

Ford is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a private place and possession of a flick knife while Goodspeed will also face one count of possession of a Class B drug.

They are due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Original story 2.45pm Thursday 9 December

Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford, of the Essex Police Serious Violence Unit, said:

Officers in Colchester have arrested a number of people as part of a coordinated strike against drug-driven violence in the town.

This morning, officers from Essex Police Serious Violence Unit, Colchester Community Policing Team, North Disruptor Team and Operational Support Group executed ten warrants at addresses across the town which we suspect to be linked to drug dealing and associated violence.

The warrants are part of an investigation which was launched as a result of a rise in violent crime in Colchester town centre – specifically since coronavirus restrictions were lifted earlier this year and the night-time economy re-opened.

This morning, we seized a large amount of suspected Class A and Class B drugs and more than £20,000 in cash.

Among those arrested this morning are two men, aged 31 and 24 and from Colchester, on suspicion of GBH with intent.

Their arrest is in relation to the serious assault of a man in Shrub End Road on Thursday 9 September.

All those arrested this morning remain in custody for questioning.

In addition to our strikes this morning, we have also served notice on one venue in connection with our investigation.

Our licensing team has worked consistently with our officers and with Colchester Borough Council and today served a review notice on The Leather Bottle, in Shrub End.

Our review application will now be heard by the council. 

Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston, Colchester District Commander, said:

The operation is part of our focus on reducing violent crime in Colchester and making the town centre and indeed the wider district a safe place to work, visit and socialise.

“Colchester has an incredibly lively town centre – one which we know attracts many people from outside the town.
“And while the vast majority of people visiting our town and our venues are enjoying themselves safely and are simply out to have a good time, the reality is some are not; some people are intent on using the town to sell drugs. 
“We have been consistent in our message to drug dealers; you are not welcome here. Drug dealing and the violence which goes with it are not welcome in our town. 
Today, we have carried out a large-scale operation which involved many teams from across the force coming together in coordinated action in support of local officers, to keep Colchester safe.
“But it is just one element of our operation, which will remain ongoing. 
“Where appropriate, we will offer support to those who need it, but we also need to bring justice for the communities which are being impacted. 
“My priority is to ensure our incredible town remains safe for the people who live, work and study here and the thousands of people who visit it each year.”

” We make no apologies for taking an uncompromising approach to tackling the supply of drugs in Essex:


“Unfortunately, there are people who believe they can sell their products on our streets. We will not accept that, and we have specialist officers who work tirelessly to build cases, put people before the courts and, ultimately, secure convictions.
“This is an incredible example of an operation bringing together many parts of the force with one important focus – to keep our residents safe and take drugs off our streets.”

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(ESSEX, U.K) Colchester Magistrates Court Report: A Polish lorry driver has been charged with drugs smuggling offences by National Crime Agency officers after cocaine worth £8.5 million was seized at the port of Harwich #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.22: The NCA began an investigation after border officers found the cocaine in taped packages, which had been placed in sacks on top of a load of washing machines and tumble dryers.

ESSEX: ‘Lorry driver charged following 107 kilo cocaine haul in Harwich: Lucas Wesolowski, 28, who lives in Poland, was arrested after the class A drugs were found in the trailer of an HGV which had arrived on a ferry from the Hook of Holland on Wednesday (12 May)’

Image showing class A drugs discovered in HGV.

After being questioned Wesolowski was charged with attempting to import a class A drug, and following an appearance at Colchester Magistrates today (13 May) he was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on 10 June.

NCA branch commander Lydia Bloomfield said: “ This was a large amount of cocaine, which would have been worth around £8.5 million if cut and sold on the streets of the UK: “ Losing it will be a big blow for the criminal network likely to be behind this attempted importation – profits which they will not be able to invest in other criminality: “ Working with law enforcement partners like Border Force, we are determined to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in drug supply and protect the public.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.22: 2021:

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