Three arrested for affray in York city centre – Cash and weapons seized

Photograph: Richard McDougall
11 Jan 2021 @ 7.47 am
| Crime

Police investigating drugs offences arrested three men in York.

They were arrested for affray on Low Ousegate last Monday (4 January) by the York City Task Force.

Police tweeted: “A substantial amount of drugs, cash and weapons were seized. This is now forming part of a county lines investigation.”

“County lines” is the term used to describe a form of organised crime where criminals based in the city pressurise vulnerable people and children to transport, store and sell drugs in smaller county towns.

It takes its name from the phone lines used by organised crime gangs to communicate between towns, and is seen as a significant problem in York.

On Sunday we reported how police had arrested five people in a county lines investigation in the Fourth Avenue area, seizing cash and a machete.