Fareham: Two men arrested and stun gun, suspected Class A drugs and goat seized after police raid in Newgate Lane

TWO men have been arrested following a police raid yesterday.

By Millie Salkeld
Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 6:13 pm
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:55 am

Armed police carried out a search at a compound off Newgate Lane near Stubbington on Friday.

Two men, 24 and 28, both from Fareham, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Both have been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.

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Police in Newgate Lane, Fareham, on October 2 where they raided a compound. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Officers seized a stun gun, the suspected prohibited weapon, and a quantity of suspected class A drugs.

The RSPCA also seized one goat for further assessment.

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Detective Inspector Abbie Leeson said: ‘We have now concluded our searches and I would like to thank the local community for their patience and support over these two days.’

More than a dozen police vehicles were at the scene. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police cordoned off the entrance to Southern Water’s Peel Common water treatment works during the raid.

A resident of the compound, who asked not to be named, previously said police had ‘come barging in’ at 4am.

He said: ‘We were trying to sleep and they broke down the door.’

The compound, featuring at least three wooden building and a a number of static mobile homes, is understood to have been bought and occupied two years ago.

A 58-year-old Newgate Lane resident previously told The News: ‘We went upstairs to watch.

‘They arrived without any sirens.

‘But it must be serious if they have sent this many police.’

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