Posted: Sun 31st May 2020

Two men from Staffordshire arrested for drug and alcohol offences in Gwynedd after residents spot them hiding from police

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This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Two men from Staffordshire have been arrested for drug and alcohol related offences after attempting to travel to Barmouth.

Police started following the car they were driving in after it sped past them on the A496 in Bontddu on Friday night.

After realising they were being tailed, the pair from Newcastle-under-Lyme then tried to avoid officers.

However, local residents spotted where they were hiding and pointed them out.

They were then arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including drink and drug driving, as well as possession of cannabis and carrying an offensive weapon.

Police said: “Think you can drive erratically and then try and hide from us in a driveway?

“Two males from Newcastle-under-Lyme are currently in custody after being arrested on the A496 in Bontddu earlier. They were on their way to Barmouth.

“However they passed us at speed so we turned around and followed them. Thanks to local residents who pointed them out to us hiding…well, trying to hide.

“Driver arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving (tested positive for cocaine), possession of cannabis and possession of an offensive weapon. A night in the cells for them then.”

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