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Shocking video shows man ‘taking drugs’ inside van in Gillingham in daylight

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Original article from Kent Live

A video shows a man snorting a substance in a quiet residential street in Medway.

Concerned residents of Borough Road, Gillingham, say they have become so fed up by drug-related incidents on the road they have resorted to filming them.

The latest video was taken on Sunday (April 18) at around 5.30pm and residents say they have more videos all taken in the same spot on the corner of Nelson Road.

It shows three people in a vehicle that had a security company's official livery on the side.

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Both the firm in question and Kent Police said they are looking into the matter.

The local resident, who asked not to be named, told KentLive: "In the last 6 months we have recorded several such incidents and viewed many more.

"It appears a common drop off and pick up point. Often a female resident of a nearby house comes out to collect drugs from passing cars.

A police investigation is ongoing

"Each time its quite brazen no attempts to cover up what is going on in the vehicles.

"It's a concern as its started in the last 6 months and we have a number of homes here for vulnerable young people and another is proposed next door as a new development.

"It stands out a mile as its not a particularly bad area.

"It's also a road that links to local schools and we are all concerned by the sudden degradation.

"There's also further development is planned for flats for vulnerable young people, basically right outside where this is happening."

The firm whose van was involved, Sure Integrated Security, said: "We are aware of this matter, it is being investigated at the moment, and will be dealt with through appropriate channels using appropriate measures."

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Officers are carrying out enquiries after receiving a report of suspected drug taking in Borough Road, Gillingham at 5.39pm on Sunday, 18 April 2021.

"The investigation is currently ongoing."

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