Seven more held after drugs raids

Police drugs raids on properties in Fleetwood as part of operation Nimrod

Police drugs raids on properties in Fleetwood as part of operation Nimrod

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A FURTHER seven people have been arrested in a second day of dawn drugs raids.

Officers swooped on addresses in Fleetwood as part of Operation Nimrod – a force-wide operation tackling drug-related crime in the county – at around 8am yesterday.

Warrants were executed at Martindale Avenue, Belmont Road, London Street and Poulton Road.

A 21-year-old woman, 33-year-old woman, 55-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, 31-year-old man and 35-year-old man were all arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

“Nimrod raids in Fleetwood this week has highlighted our commitment to tackling class A drugs and the problems that come with them.

“This can range from the anti-social behaviour that comes with people calling at a dealer’s home at all hours to the serious crimes like burglary, car crime and robbery which are often committed to fund a drug habit.”

Det Chief Insp Evans added: “Nimrod is an intelligence-led operation that targets drug crime and in this instance has involved months of evidence gathering on alleged drug dealing in and around Fleetwood.

“This is a focused police response to a community problem. Residents have sent us a very clear message that they do not want people who illegally deal drugs to live among them.

“If residents have concerns about their neighbourhoods then we will take action.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.