Police carry out drug raids in Clayton Street, Blackburn

The Blackburn Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) seized a samurai sword and a large amount of cannabis growing equipment during a raid in Clayton Street, Blackburn.

The policing team executed warrants at addresses in Clayton Street as part of a targeted operation into the supply of the Class B drug.

The warrant resulted in:

  • 1x penalty notice for drugs possession
  • 1x reported for summons for drugs possession
  • 1x samurai type sword seized 
  • Large amount of cannabis cultivation equipment seized 

Officers were joined by partners from the local authority and Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) who observed first-hand the work the NPT does to ensure the town centre is a safe place to work and visit.

Sgt Simon Lynch, of the Blackburn NPT, said: “We are committed to tackling all forms of criminal activity and keeping the people who live, work and visit Blackburn safe.

“We are aware of issues in the town centre with illegal drug use and today’s warrants were directly aimed at targeting those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable members of our communities. I hope today’s arrests will encourage others who may have information about criminal activity in their area to contact police, knowing that the appropriate action will be taken.

“We work closely with our partner agencies on a daily basis, so it was pleasing to be able to show them first-hand the pro-active work we do to disrupt criminal activity.”

Catherine Price, Blackburn Town Centre BID Manager, said: “We work closely with the town centre policing team to achieve our priority of making the town centre safer and more secure.  This targeted operation shows a no tolerance approach to crime and illegal activity in the town centre, and I want to thank everyone involved for all their hard work.”

Anyone with information about criminal activity in their area can call police on 101.

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