Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Team say they were delighted to get into the festive spirit and hand over more than £1,000 to ARC Fitness, Bay Road, Derry.
Police Derry City and Strabane say: “This money came as a result of Ballyarnett Officers observing a suspicious motorcycle in the Galliagh area of the city.
“The rider initially rode his bike at Police and then attempted to run off on foot.
“However, when caught he was found to be in possession of the cash awarded and also a quantity of controlled drugs.
“The suspect was convicted at Bishops Street Crown Court and sentenced to two years in jail.
“Ballyarnett Officers requested that the money be awarded to ARC Fitness due to the life changing impact they have for people struggling with substance misuse.
“We are only to glad to take criminals and drugs off the streets and where possible pass the seized cash back into our community.”Tags: