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Drugs found in raid on All Nations Club in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: July 27, 2013

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Drugs were found when police raided the All Nations Club in Chase Lane, Gloucester, last night.

A search of the premises and surrounding area was carried out and a quantity of drugs and associated paraphernalia was found.

Superintendent Emma Ackland, who led the operation said she was pleased with the result.

"This operation was a success.  The warrant was carried out in relation to drug dealing and evidence relating to this was recovered.  I would personally like to thank the members of the club and the local community for their cooperation.  We will continue to respond to this in a robust manner and if anyone would like to talk to our officers, please call us on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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  • Vesuvio  |  July 29 2013, 12:07PM

    RoadWombat, I'll bet the police had a big say in the matter, whoever made the actual decision. There were never any shooting incidents at the Golden Heart, so what made that venue the better candidate for closure, with everything it provided for the community? And I'm sure the Heart was closed immediately, following the raid. Would anyone like to correct me? I've just Googled it... http://tinyurl.com/6r3wmxu 'A closure order was served on the licensee of the pub and an application will be made to the Magistrates Court for the order to be extended for an additional four weeks for a full review to take place.' The pub never re-opened. Where is the closure order for the All Nations Club?

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  • piranha123  |  July 28 2013, 10:50PM

    I have been to this Club several times over the last few years and have never seen anybody taking drugs ,if they do they hide it very well.

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  • NIGHTRIDER69  |  July 28 2013, 7:53AM

    I think it was an absoulute waste of police time, they arrived early evening when there was about 5 elderly men sitting in the club playing dominos, they had over 25 police cars, vans with dogs, over 75 officers were present threw out the night till about 2.30 am, so they were there for about 5 - 6 hours, just sitting in there cars doing nothing at all, they did not arrest anyone, they just appeared to be taking it easy, and i don't think they found any real significant quantity of drugs or equipment used for drugs. i think they must have been mis informed about the times and location of this particular club and it was badly timed , they need to raid the place on a party night when there is lots of people there who are engaged in illegal activities i really do appreciate and commend the hard work and effort our police force does put into solving and reducing crime around gloucestershire, they really having been making an huge difference with the raids that they have carried out over the last few weeks but on incidents like this i think they need to really think about maybe using there resources more carefully. and gathering the intel before carrying out these raids overall i think they are really making a huge difference to our great city

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  • glevumguy  |  July 28 2013, 3:14AM

    Magistrates don't have anything to do with licensing pubs & clubs, it is done by the licensing team in the environmental health department at Gloucester city council. this changed under the 2003 licensing act.

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  • RoadWombat  |  July 28 2013, 2:11AM

    The police can't close down the club. They didn't close down the Golden Heart either. It is down to Licensing Magistrates whether or not they renew the club's licence on the evidence presented. The club was only raided last night, so no-one will have been found guilty of any offences yet - that will be months down the line when (if) any cases come to court. THEN a decision will be made by the Licensing Magistrates, not the police, as to what happens.

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  • Vesuvio  |  July 27 2013, 10:37PM

    Took the words right out of my mouth, both of you. And it's not like our 'community leaders' would have been any less aware of these drug issues than the ones in Tredworth, given previous incidents at the club. Including our present 'mock mayor'.

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  • Richardburton  |  July 27 2013, 10:06PM

    Yes and the Golden heart did things for the residents of Tredworth which now they are not getting! Why aren't they closed down, or is it just older people who the police pick on!

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  • Raccoon  |  July 27 2013, 2:34PM

    So, they didn't close down the club, as they did the Golden Heart in Tredworth. Why is it that some drugs raids lead to the closure of premises and others don't. Just wondering.

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