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Police raid leading £21,000-a-year public school and seize drugs worth more than £200,000

DRUGS worth more than £200,000 were seized when police raided a staff accommodation building at a leading public school.

Officers found 3½ kilos of cocaine and drug-dealing paraphernalia at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.

 Police seized 3½ kilos of cocaine after raiding staff accommodation at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
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Police seized 3½ kilos of cocaine after raiding staff accommodation at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ SchoolCredit: © Adam Scott 2007

Caretaker Justin Terry, 45, was arrested during the swoop on the grounds of the £21,000-a-year school in Elstree, Herts.

Cops also arrested a second man — Martin Walsh, 53, of Watford — in Liverpool and seized £37,000 in cash.

Both were charged with drugs offences and remanded in custody.

Herts Police confirmed to The Sun they had “executed a warrant at building within the grounds of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.”

The force stressed: “The school is fully supportive of the police investigation and there is no threat to the wider school community.”

It was The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year in 2017, frequently tops exam league tables and its results have rarely been out the country’s top 10.

Old boys have shone in the worlds of politics, sport and entertainment and its alumni include Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas and David Baddiel.

The school said: “We are aware that a member of our non-teaching staff has been arrested and charged on drugs related offences.

“Police have confirmed that the alleged offences do not relate in any way to other members of the school community.”

BLOW WOE AT 90

A DOZEN people aged 90-plus were admitted to hospital last year with mental disorders caused by cocaine.

The shock figure compares with just two a decade ago.

The number of over-60s treated for cocaine-related disorders was 379, up from 45 in 2009. Experts say the rise is due to existing users living longer, as well as the drug’s increasing purity and falling prices.

Dr Emily Finch, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, described the figures as “deeply worrying”.

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