Police hail Mansfield Woodhouse school’s stance on tackling drugs

NMAC11-3326-1  ''Mansfield Woodhouse Manor Academy
NMAC11-3326-1 ''Mansfield Woodhouse Manor Academy

A school in Mansfield Woodhouse which invited in a drugs dog to carry out a surprise search has been commended by police.

Officers turned up at Manor Academy, on Park Hill Road, at 9am today, Wednesday 12th March, to conduct the exercise.

It was carried out by at the request of the school, and parents are thought to have been contacted after the search had begun.

No arrests were made but a controlled substance was found.

Neighbourhood beat manager for Mansfield Police, Sgt Andy Downie said: “It is commendable that the school has approached us to tackle the issue of drugs. Too often we deal with youngsters who have had their lives ruined by illegal substances. By taking this proactive approach we can help educate youngsters about the dangers of drugs and show the tough stance taken by our communities.”

Academy headteacher, Jonathon Hickman, said: “We have for a number of years worked in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police with the aim of keeping students safe. This morning’s visit was a part of our ongoing partnership work and the Academy’s commitment to doing all that we can to inform and educate our students about the potential dangers of illegal substances.”