Police officer bitten while arresting two men in Dagenham with 135 wraps of heroin and cocaine

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A police officer has been bitten while arresting two men in Dagenham for possession of what is believed to be 135 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.

One of the men bit a Police Officer�s upper arm

One of the men bit a Police Officer�s upper arm - Credit: Archant

Officers made a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in Valence Avenue yesterday but the driver and two passengers tried to run.

One suspect was seen to throw something away, which was later found to be about 135 wraps of substances that appeared to be heroin and crack cocaine.

Two of the vehicle’s occupants were caught and arrested for possession of an illegal substance with intent to supply and taken to an east London police station.

One suspect bit an officer’s upper arm while resisting arrest. The police officer later visited a hospital as a precaution.

The men were arrested as part of Operation Lockdown, a multi- borough operation targeting vehicle crime and the use of vehicles in the commission of crime across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and Waltham Forest.

One suspect escaped and enquiries continue.