Police have arrested two men after a drugs raid on a North Yorkshire pub that saw suspected class-A and class-B drugs seized from the premises.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police entered and searched the South Lodge on Harrogate Road in Ripon on Friday (February 9).

During the drug raid, a man in his 20s and a man in his 50s have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

They are currently in police custody while the investigation continues.

According to the police, the substances will be sent for lab analysis as part of the investigation.

Several items were seized including what is believed to be cocaine, cannabis and items relating to drug supply.

Harrogate Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team led the operation.

Sergeant Pierre Olesqui, from the team, said: “If you have any concerns about drugs in your community, we want to hear from you.


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“We regularly act on information supplied by residents who want to ensure their community stays safe and drug-free.”

Following the police incident at the pub, the venue posted on social media to say that they will be closed 'indefinitely'. 

In a statement online, the South Lodge pub said: "The pub is closed for the foreseeable future, apologies in advance."