Two drug detections were made during a pre-planned police operation aimed at tackling violent crimes in Bicester’s pubs.

Officers from Bicester along with a passive drugs dog unit, which forms part of the joint Thames Valley and Hampshire Operations Unit, carried out the licensing operation on Friday night (November 1).

Comprised of both neighbourhood policing officers and licensing officers, the team were focused on the town centre, talking to members of the public and licensees.

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A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “The passive drugs dogs picked up a very small number of detections (two) of drug use, and these individuals will be dealt with in due course.”

It is understood that no arrests were made, but the two individuals will be dealt with in due course.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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