Police execute number of warrants in Widnes to combat drug crime and violence Date published: 15th September 2016 10.48am

Officers in Widnes have executed a number of warrants to help combat drug crime and reduce disorder in the area.

The first raid began on Friday, September 9 when officers arrested one man, aged 20, from a property on Grizedale Avenue for possession with intent to supply. Officers also seized a number of weapons from the address. The man has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

A further warrant occurred on the same day at an address on Deepdale leading to a woman aged 17 and two men aged 25 and 28 being arrested for possession with intent to supply. All three have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Finally on Monday, September 12 officers conducted another warrant at an address on Albert Road leading to a 36 year old man being arrested and later charged with possessing a controlled drug. He has been bailed and is due to appear at North Cheshire Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 28.

Chief Inspector Richard Rees said: “These warrants have been carried out to help in combatting drug crime and to reduce violence in Widnes. The effects of these crimes can have a major impact on local communities and we are determined to tackle those involved to make the streets in Widnes a safe place to live.

“We take drug abuse and violence extremely seriously and devote all the resources we can to trace those responsible and to ensure we disrupt their behaviour.”