Three in court after drugs and knives seized in Broadmead

Three men were arrested in Broadmead yesterdayThree men were arrested in Broadmead yesterday
Three men were arrested in Broadmead yesterday
Officers seized heroin and crack cocaine, three knives and more than £1,600 in cash

Two men and a teenage boy will appear in court today (Wednesday November 8), charged with drug and knife crime offences after being arrested in Broadmead.

Officers on uniformed patrol in Broadmead on Tuesday (November 7) spotted three people. Two of them resembled descriptions from an intelligence report about drug dealing in St Paul's earlier in the day, so the officers approached them.

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Officers have seized heroin and crack cocaine, three knives, more than £1,600 in cash and a suspected stolen bicycle.

Three people were arrested are due before Bristol Magistrates today. 

Jaredel Comrie, 20, of East Grove, Montpelier, and a 17-year-old boy from Yate are both charged with:

  • possessing a knife in public
  • possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply
  • possessing cannabis 
  • acquire/use/possess criminal property

Rioul Scharschmidt, 21, of Sherwell Road, Brislington, is charged with possessing a knife in public.

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Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Green said: "Communities in Bristol want us to tackle knife and drug crime and we'll continue to take robust action against anyone found carrying a knife. 

"We know we won't solve these problems with enforcement action alone and are working closely with the community and partner agencies who offer positive opportunities to prevent young people from being exploited by criminals as well as routes out of crime."

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