PLAGUED HOUSING PROJECT

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PLAGUED HOUSING PROJECT

Unread post by NW10 » December 28th, 2005, 11:27 am

Grove Hill Housing Project, Middlesbrough Population: 6,870

December 05

A drugs blitz by police on a Teesside housing estate led to hundreds of arrests, a court was told yesterday.

A lawyer said there were up to 700 cases awaiting trial and sentence, all stemming from police operations in the Grove Hill area of Middlesbrough. In the past year 'drugs factories' in the area producing cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine have been targeted and in the latest raid 75 police officers raided 24 premises on the estate.

Back in July police uncovered a drugs home delivery service.
Astonished detectives found hundreds of newly-printed "don't delay, phone today" business cards with a haul of illegal drugs. They made the discovery in one of four simultaneous raids.

Violent muggings and assaults are on the increase and there have been numerous deaths realted to drugs. In April Craig Stephensen was stabbed to death during a gang fight in Keith Road. James Crossling of Hillside Avenue was arrested for the murder of Kalvant Singh who was thrown out of a window in what appeared to be a drugs turf war in Central Middlesbrough and Mark Hornsby was shot dead in his car in Pinewood Avenue, his death also sparked over territory.

In an attempt to reduce the level of criminality in the area four blocks of 40 one bedroomed flats affected by drugs are set to be demolished early next year.

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Unread post by NW10 » December 28th, 2005, 11:43 am

Back in 2001 a family on this estate was also found guilty of using their 3 year old daughter to make heroin deliveries and collect money from the buyers on the estate.


Sun March 21 2001

A WOMAN who used a three-year-old child to sell drugs was jailed for two years yesterday.

Donna Horrigan, 24, watched as the toddler handed over heroin to an undercover cop.

Horrigan sold drugs through iron grilles at a house in Middlesbrough.

Four of Horrigan's relatives - including her parents - and boyfriend Craig Woodier, 22, were jailed for a total of 14 years after admitting conspiracy to supply drugs at Teesside Crown Court.

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Unread post by Christina Marie » December 28th, 2005, 11:57 am

Damn! What is wrong with some people? That is so sad....in so many ways.

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