Inspector Esson praises Hotspur

HOTSPUR: Inspector John Esson says that Operation Hotspur has yielded positive results.
HOTSPUR: Inspector John Esson says that Operation Hotspur has yielded positive results.

Operation Hotspur has been praised by Grampian Police’s Inspector John Esson as it sees five drug search warrants executed before the new year.

Inspector Esson said:

“Operation Hotspur is a drugs-related operation between local police and CID (Criminal Investigation Department) officers.

“Seven people have been referred for substance abuse.

“The Operation aims to stop the predatory cycle of drug abuse and criminal activity, and has been successful in doing so with the referrals.

“As always, Grampian Police will continue to try to drive drug activity of Fraserburgh,” the Inspector added.

Operation Hotspur was the same operation that the Fraserburgh Herald was invited to see first-hand in November of last year, on a day that saw five people being detained by the police in connection to drug-related offences, while four people were referred for substance abuse treatment.

Detective Constable Kevin MacDonald said of the day:

“Whilst that enforcement is a vital part of this campaign, we are also keen to work closely with our partners to ensure that we provide public reassurance, promote drug treatment services and aim to achieve a reduction in the demand for drugs.”