Drug dog pays visits to Wellingborough’s pubs and nightclubs

A drugs dog out on a police operation in Wellingborough
A drugs dog out on a police operation in Wellingborough

Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID) has sponsored a police drug dog to help cut drug use in Wellingborough.

The move is part of the BID’s commitment to help make Wellingborough a safer place to visit.

The BID has sponsored the dog to go out three times in Wellingborough town centre’s pubs and nightclubs. The first visit was on Friday, June 29.

Police chief inspector Nick Lyall said: “The drugs dog operation worked really well. We stopped a number of people and sent a really strong message that drugs won’t be tolerated by police or our partners in Wellingborough.
“I look forward to working with BID in the future to continue to make Wellingborough a place to rightly be proud of.”

Sanjai Tailor from Wellingborough PubWatch said: “All our members support this initiative which will further help make our members’ premises safer places to visit. This is the second time the BID has helped support the night time economy in Wellingborough recently. They have just arranged to have our PubWatch radios re-programmed to give us better coverage to all our members’ premises.”

Wellingborough’s BID Manager John Cable said: “We are very pleased to be able to help in the fight against drug use in Wellingborough and to help give the public some peace of mind when visiting our town’s pubs and clubs.”