On Mon 1 Feb 16 officers from NERSOU conducted a number of arrests in the South Shields area in support of a long standing Metropolitan Police drugs operation with links to the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
As a consequence of this activity 6 people (5 men aged between 62 and 23 years together with a female aged 19 years ) were arrested at addresses throughout South Shields and a significant amount of controlled drugs and cash have been recovered. Those arrested were transported to the London area for questioning and both Daniel Thompson (27 yrs) of 62 Rubens Ave, South Shields together with Paul Beavers (48 yrs) of 66 Killingworth Ave, Backworth have been charged with conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and were remanded in custody. Both will appear at Kingston Crown Court on 2 Mar 16. The remaining suspects have been bailed pending further enquiries.