4 local men (aged 18 - 37) and 2 Spanish nationals (Aged 33 & 44yrs) were arrested in the early hours of Thursday 7th January 2016 by RGP uniformed officers on suspicion of various tobacco-related offences, following a high-speed vehicle pursuit and search of a residence at Ocean Heights.

The incident culminated with the seizure of a total of 120,000 cigarettes and a Spanish-registered vehicle.

5 of the men are currently on Police bail pending further enquiries, whilst a 36yr old local man of Willow Lodge Montagu Gardens, has been charged with 3 x counts of Dangerous Driving, Obstructing Police and Possession of a Commercial Quantity of Cigarettes (120,000) without a licence.

He will be appearing before the Magistrates’ Court at 1000hrs Friday 8th January 2015.