Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Essex Police on ‘poo watch’ as drugs suspect spends three weeks without movement

PUBLISHED: 12:01 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:01 08 February 2018

Police said they would continue to apply to court for custody extensions until the man goes for a poo. Stock picture: DAVID DE LOSSY

Police said they would continue to apply to court for custody extensions until the man goes for a poo. Stock picture: DAVID DE LOSSY

This content is subject to copyright.

A suspect accused of swallowing a drugs stash has spent more than three weeks in custody as police wait for him to go to the toilet.

The man was arrested in Harlow, Essex, on January 17 and officers have been tweeting updates of what they have described as “poo watch”.

He is charged with two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police said they would continue to apply to court for custody extensions until the man goes for a poo.

The suspect was arrested by officers from Essex Police’s Operation Raptor West, the gangs and urban street crime unit for Harlow, Epping Forest, Brentwood and Thurrock district.

The unit said that Wednesday was day 21 “for our man on #poowatch”, adding: “Still no movements/items to report, he will remain with us until Friday when we are back at court where we will be requesting a further eight days should he not produce anything before that hearing.”

They earlier wrote: “Male doesn’t seem to understand that eventually he will need/have to go.”

Officers said the man was being seen daily by doctors and constantly watched, adding: “This is his own choice and so far his health is fine.”

Police said the suspect was alleged to be involved with a London gang.

Home Office staff are hoping to speak to former Ipswich Mayor Inga Lockington as soon as possible to try to ensure that her path to British citizenship is smoothed.

A drive to build a new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital has captured the hearts of the public, passing the £100,000 mark just six months after the launch.

Proposals to turn the former Odeon cinema on Major’s Corner in Ipswich into a new centre for the Hope Church look set to take a big step forward next week.

A man who inflicted an “horrendous and premeditated” attack on his wife before setting himself on fire has been jailed for 14 years.

Proposals to turn the former Odeon cinema on Major’s Corner in Ipswich into a new centre for the Hope Church look set to take a big step forward next week.

The owl, who is thought to be a male, was found at the beginning of May having been hit by a car on the A12 southbound toward Seven Hills.

The six artists, who all live in Hackney Road, Melton, discovered their mutual interest in painting and other media and decided to get together to showcase their work.

Police in Suffolk have launched a brand new phone system to maximise the efficiency of the non-emergency line.

A Shetland pony from East Anglia who works with the elderly in care homes has been named a dementia ambassador by the East of England Co-Op.

A campaign to make Ipswich a better place for people living with dementia has taken a leap forward.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24