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Drug suspect goes on toilet-strike for 21 days sparking police #PooWatch

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Richard Hartley-Parkinson

Suspect refuses to go to toilet for 21 days as police launch #PooWatch
A man in Essex has been on toilet strike for nearly three weeks

The world is waiting with bated breath for a man to go to the toilet.

It is now 20 days since the hero/villain of our story was arrested for being a suspected drug dealer.

The 24-year-old, was arrested by Essex Police’s finest when they got their talons on him as part of Operation Raptor.

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He is suspected to have concealed drugs on himself before his arrest in Harlow on January 17.

He’s since gone onto a self-imposed toilet strike and is under constant supervision, including daily medical assessments, until his time passes.

Daily updates from Operation Raptor #PooWatch

#London gang nominal arrested for failing to stop for police and possession with intent to supply class A drugs, male doesn’t think we have the power to keep him until he removes said items from his bottom?, #thinkagain #opraptor

Male is still refusing to pass objects, still doesn’t believe police have this power to hold him until he produces, male has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs x2 and on way to court for a 7 day lay down application

Chelmsford magistrates court have issued a 190 hour detention warrant for the male to pass the items concealed, if they are not passed during that time we will apply for more time

Male has now been in police custody for the past 50hrs and will remain until he passes said items, he has refused food for all this time and will not accept that he will not be released until he releases

Suspect refuses to go to toilet for 21 days as police launch #PooWatch
He was arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs in Harlow, Essex (Picture: Essex Police)

Still no news, another day passes without any movement

Male is still with us and has just passed 120hours/5days without going to the toilet

Another 24 hours has passed and still no movement, 144hrs/6days so far

Amazingly a further 24hours has past, suspect has now been with us for an entire week and not been to the toilet once! back to court tomorrow to request further detention until item/’s are recovered #comeon

We now enter day 9 of our detention of the male arrested for possession with intent to supply, @cpsuk representative made a very good point their summary to the magistrates “the one person preventing this from being resulted is the defendant himself” another 8 days authorised ?

Day 10 of poo watch has commenced, Male still refusing to go to the toilet

We have now entered day 11 and he still refuses to go to the ?

We are now just over 288 hours with our man awaiting for him to go to the toilet or consent to a doctor removing said items

Another 24hrs has past taking us past 312hrs/13 full days in custody, back to court Friday to request a third 8 day extension if its required! also a new record for the west team passing last years 12 days, however still quite some time to pass

336hrs/14 days/2 weeks since our man was arrested, still refusing to go the toilet or have a doctors remove items from his persons

Day 15 today and no movements, unless anything changes overnight then we will be back to court tomorrow for the third time in this case requesting a further 8 days #poowatch #opraptor

Suspect refuses to go to toilet for 21 days as police launch #PooWatch
Police said that he did not believe they would get an extension to his time in custody (Picture: Essex Police)

Day 16 and back to court, courts have issued a further 7 days detention

Day 18 no change

Today is day 19 and we still have no movement, male doesn’t seem to understand that eventually he will need/have to go

Day 20 is coming to an end and still no movement, sorry for the delay in updates the team are busy covering this and other ongoing investigations #opraptor #PooWatch

In their latest update, posted yesterday, they said: ‘Day 20 is coming to an end and still no movement, sorry for the delay in updates the team are busy covering this and other ongoing investigations.’

Essex Police have been providing #PooWatch updates to show people that the drug world isn’t as glamorous as some people may think.

His detention has been extended a few times by magistrates as they wait for the class A drugs to be flushed out of his system.

The longest a n inmate has gone without using the toilet is believed to be 23 days.

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