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Peter 'Twiggy' Branch from Deal was arrested in Bruges in Belgium on Friday, believed to be smuggling heroin.

05 February 2014
by Mercury reporter

A 40-year-old Deal man, named locally as Peter Branch has been arrested in Belgium, 

Former Walmer School pupil Peter ‘Twiggy’ Branch has been arrested in Belgium

Former Walmer School pupil Peter ‘Twiggy’ Branch has been arrested in Belgium

believed to be on drug smuggling charges.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the arrest of a British national on January 31 in Belgium and we have offered consular assistance.

“On background, he was arrested in Bruges.”

It is believed Mr Branch, who is known by the nickname ‘Twiggy’, was caught allegedly smuggling a large quantity of heroin.

A former Walmer School pupil, Mr Branch has lived in Telegraph Road.

He is popular around Deal and a wave of supportive comments have been posted on his Facebook page from family and friends.

For the full story, see this week's East Kent Mercury, out tomorrow.

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