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Monday, November 28, 2005

300 police storm club in hunt for drugs

Lucy Harvey
Yorkshire Post Today, UK

MORE than 300 police officers stormed a Sheffield nightclub as part of a massive drugs raid early yesterday.
Twelve people were arrested during the operation at Niche, on Sidney Street, and a quantity of drugs was recovered from inside the club and surrounding streets.
Armed officers and sniffer dogs were among the hundreds of police involved in the two-hour raid at about 2am. So many officers were drafted in for the operation buses were used to take some of them to the location.
Surrounding roads were sealed off during the raid, and the majority of revellers were searched.
A 26-year-old man, who had been inside with four friends, said: "One minute we were having a good time and the next thing the place was full of coppers. There were bus loads of them. I don't know what they were expecting to find in there.
"We were taken out into the street and searched. It was humiliating. I know the Niche has had a reputation in the past but as far as I'm aware there's been no trouble there for a long time."


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