Two men have been arrested and weapons have been seized from a property thanks to an off-duty police officer in Scunthorpe.
The men were arrested on Digby Street on suspicion of drugs offences.
A property on the street was searched and three weapons – an axe, a hammer and what is believed to be a knife – were seized.
Police also found drugs paraphernalia, an off-road motorbike and two pushbikes, which were all seized.
A post on Humberside Police’s North Lincolnshire Twitter page said: “This evening two males have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences on Digby Street.
“They were spotted by an off duty officer and in cuffs within a number of minutes! Excellent team work from officers from across North Lincs. #CaughtInTheAct
“Property searched on Digby Street this evening resulting in three weapons and drugs paraphernalia being seized. We will be relentless in targeting criminals and will continue to disrupt those who think it’s acceptable to break the law!”
A second post later added: “An off road motorbike and two pushbikes have been seized in the search of a property on Digby St. We are dedicated to protecting YOU and your community and will continue the hard work in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Police also confirmed that another man was arrested for racial abuse in Scunthorpe last night.
Sergeant Jackson tweeted: “Another busy night for the Urban NPT assisting in arrests, searching persons and address, seizing motorcycles causing ASB, conducting Hi Viz patrols in the Town Centre. Great work.
“Not to mention the adult male who thinks it’s OK to racially abuse members of our community on Oswald Road, it will not be tolerated. He is now enjoying his own company in the cells at Birchin Way.”
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