THREE people have been arrested after police carried out a raid on a house in Oakley. 

They were all arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers executed the proactive warrant on Friday, December 8 in Chestnuts Close.

Inside the property, officers found suspected Class A drugs, drugs paraphernalia, cash and weapons.

Northern DPT Inspector Marcus Morley said: “Drug-related activity in the Basingstoke area will not be tolerated.

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“Warrants, such as the one the team carried out today, are just one of the ways our officers can tackle the problem

“But in order for us to carry out proactive warrants, we rely on information from the local community.

“It is vital that the public continues to let us know of any drug-related activity they suspect to be taking place in the area.

“This way, our teams can allocate our resources to effectively and robustly deal with it.”

A 41-year-old man from Reading, a 30-year-old man from Reading and a 30-year-old woman from Oakley were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

They remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Residents who witness any suspected illegal activity should report it to police by calling 101, visiting the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary website, or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.