Two arrested after raid on Catterick Garrison bar

Police outside KOKO.

Two people were arrested after a raid by police on a Catterick Garrison bar at the weekend.

Police executed a warrant at KOKO/Kabana Sports Bar in Shute Road at about 8.30pm on Saturday night.

A 45-year-old woman from Brompton-on-Swale and a 38-year-old man from Colburn were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug – cocaine – and supply of a controlled drug of Class A, also cocaine.

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Both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Andrea Hornsby, director of KOKO/Kabana Sports Bar, said: “We fully cooperated with police and nothing untoward was found on the premises although two arrests were made – a member of the public and an off-duty member of staff.

“Obviously, as a business we are dealing in-house with the staff member arrested.

“We have always been, and will always be, a zero tolerance to drugs establishment and we hope that the public will now see that from the results of Saturday.”

Andrea, who lives locally, added that she had been extremely hurt by the comments and lack of support on social media since the incident which she said had been potentially damaging to her livelihood.

Andrea said the bar was open as usual, with the usual food and drink deals available.