Police lockdown checks on road into Filey lead to drugs arrest

Police in Filey arrested a man on drug charges yesterday after stopping him at a mobile engagement point on the way into the town.

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 3:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 3:54 pm
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Responding to an increase in visitors to the town, officers attended Muston Road on the afternoon of May 5 to speak to people travelling into Filey to ensure no-one was taking unnecessary journeys and putting people’s lives at risk.

Five vehicles were stopped and four of those had legitimate reasons to travel.

However, one of the vehicles was required to be searched and subsequently resulted in the arrest of the driver.

The driver, a 42 year old man from Hull, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and driving under influence of drugs.

Two penalty tickets for breach of coronavirus regulations were also issued because the man and a female adult passenger were travelling from Hull with two children in the car, to walk the dog on Filey beach.

The man has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.