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Boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of drug-dealing and hundreds in cash seized after police chase in Bishop's Stortford

A teenage suspected drug dealer abandoned his bicycle and fled on foot when police tried to stop him in Bishop's Stortford on Friday evening (August 27).

Later the same night a 15-year-old boy from Stortford was arrested in Southmill Road and hundreds of pounds in cash was seized.

Initially, officers tried to stop a teenage boy in Warwick Road after witnessing suspected drug-dealing, but he ran off. He could not be found despite extensive searches.

An eyewitness saw five police cars and multiple officers hunting for the suspect, who fled on a bike and then abandoned it in the street. "I saw two officers running at speed uphill," he said.

Three police cars were also seen parked near Herts and Essex Hospital and an unmarked white vehicle was on patrol.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement on Saturday afternoon: "A quantity of cash – in the hundreds – has been seized as part of the investigation and the teenager remains in police custody at this time."

The boy was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and breach of a community protection notice.

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