Police put ‘extra resources’ on Skegness coast this Bank Holiday

Operation California came to Mablethorpe and Skegness over the weekend. ANL-170828-094222001
Operation California came to Mablethorpe and Skegness over the weekend. ANL-170828-094222001

Two arrests were made over the weekend as police stepped up their fight against drugs and anti-social along the coast.

Operation California came to Skegness and Mablethorpe on Friday and Saturday nights in a bid to keep the public safe over the Bank Holiday.

Operation California came to Skegness and Mablethorpe over the weekend. ANL-170828-093906001

Operation California came to Skegness and Mablethorpe over the weekend. ANL-170828-093906001

The operation was one of a number held during the summer to send out a strong message that drugs are not welcome and it was observed in Mablethorpe on Friday by T/Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor.

It was a combined effort by local police, East Lindsey District Council, police volunteers, RAF Police and the East Midlands Operational Support Service.

Once again it was the police dog who attracted the most attention, with the RAF PD Champ searching licenced premises in the resorts.

After the operation, T/Coast Insp Matt Bennision Tweeted: “Thanks to all staff + partners involved in #opcalifornia. “A late finish following two arrests but hugely positive reaction from the public.”

A demonstartion of how customers are tested for drugs at bars along the coast. ANL-170828-094238001

A demonstartion of how customers are tested for drugs at bars along the coast. ANL-170828-094238001