Update - Seven People Arrested Following Dawn Raids Across Merseyside
Merseyside Police have arrested an eighth man following dawn
raids across Merseyside this morning (Thursday 24 January). A
25-year-old man from Rock Ferry has been arrested on suspicion of
possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. He has been
taken to a police station for questioning.
Four men (aged 32 years, 34 years and two aged 28 years all from
Rock Ferry) arrested this morning have been released on bail
pending further enquiries.
Two men, a 51-year-old from West Derby and a 30-year-old from
Rock Ferry, have been released without charge.
A 36-year-old man from Rockferry, arrested on suspicion of
possession of a controlled drug, remains in police custody
Merseyside Police has arrested seven menon suspicion
of drugs offences following dawn raids across Merseyside this
morning (Thursday, 24 January).
Officers executed 12 warrants at addresses in Rock
Ferry and West Derby. Four men from Rock Ferry (aged 32 years, 34
years and two aged 28 years) were arrested on suspicion of
conspiracy to produce cannabis. A 36-year-old man from Rock Ferry
was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug. A
51-year-old man from West Derby and a 30-year-old man from Rock
Ferry were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.
Searches of the properties are ongoing but following
the execution of a warrant at an address in Rock Ferry officers
found a small quantity of what is believed to be cocaine.
The arrests are a culmination of a 12-month operation
targeting the supply of cannabis in Merseyside and during the
course of the investigation officers have already recovered more
than 250 plants with an estimated street value of £250,000, along
with drugs paraphernalia.
Inspector David Westby, who is leading the operation
said: "Today's action highlights Merseyside Police's continued
commitment to targeting those involved in the illegal supply of
drugs. Drugs not only blight our communities but also fuel all
sorts of other crime which affects the lives of ordinary working
people. I would encourage residents to keep reporting suspicious or
criminal activity to the police so that we can take rigorous
Those arrested this morning have been taken to police
stations where detectives will interview them.