|The police have this morning (Monday, December 6th) carried out a number of raids across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe as part of a major new crime crackdown in Lancashire as we take the fight to criminals.
Officers swooped on a number of addresses for a series of drug warrants for the launch of Operation Vanquish, which will see us tackle the crime issues that matter most to our communities from drug dealing to burglary and anti-social behaviour as part of a drive to make the county safer.
It will involve a surge of police activity with dozens of officers swooping on different areas of the county in a bid to blitz crime and associated anti-social behaviour.
Two people from the Blackpool area, and two people from the Lancaster area have all been arrested on suspicion of drug offences, and are currently in custody.
More work is planned in the coming weeks including dozens more warrants, along with community engagement activity, traffic enforcement and crime prevention work, all designed to disrupt and deter criminal activity and keep the county’s people and communities safe.
Operation Vanquish is ongoing. Anyone with any information which may assist officers in their pledge to combat crime, can speak to a local officer or call Crimestoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555 111.