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A busy 48 hours saw the arrests of multiple suspects and the eviction of a problematic tenant in Mansfield.

Authorities led the charge last weekend, deploying both uniformed and plain-clothed officers into the Ladybrook area.

“The initiative added further to already robust policing. In the area and proved an unwelcome surprise for several suspects,” police said.

The suspects included a 39-year-old man arrested. He was later charged with handling stolen goods after he was stopped in Layton Avenue.

Another 54-year-old man was arrested on Rannoch Drive after failing a roadside breath test for alcohol.

In a separate incident, a 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

Two men were found to be in possession of Mamba and amphetamine in Layton Avenue and were later charged.

A 15-year-old boy was caught in possession of cannabis at Ladybrook Place and referred to the youth offending team.

Concerns raised on drug-related crimes also led officers to carry out a warrant at a property on Layton Avenue

No arrests were made but the occupants were advised regarding their behaviour and will continue to be monitored.

The authorities also evicted a tenant from a property in Layton Burroughs with the help of a local housing association, following ongoing antisocial behaviour and drug use.

PC Simon Ford, local area beat manager, said: “Ladybrook is already a great place to live and work and we aim to make it even better by relentlessly targeting the small minority of people who commit criminal offences and behave in an antisocial way.

“We already patrol the area every day, but during this operation, we worked to saturate the area with additional uniformed and plain-clothed officers who immediately got to work.

“This is an initiative we will continue with in the future as we work to address the issues that negatively impact residents’ lives.

“Put simply, if it matters to them it matters to us, but we do need people to come forward and tell us what is happening in their area in order to police in the most effective way.

“So, if you are concerned about drug-related crime or antisocial behaviour, please let us know about it so we can take positive action.”