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Cops draw blank in drugs raid on Clayton homes

POLICE were thwarted when they swooped on two houses in Clayton-le-Moors in a dramatic evening raid.

POLICE break down the door of one of the houses.

POLICE were thwarted when they swooped on two houses in Clayton-le-Moors in a dramatic evening raid.

The properties in Albert Street were targeted as part of an operation to crack down on drug-dealing in the area.

But there was no-one in either home. And after police in protective gear had broken their way in no drugs were found.

A team of 10 made up of local police and specialist officers from the support unit executed two warrants under section 23 of the Drugs Misuse Act on Saturday.

The raids were carried out as a result of inquiries and intelligence gathering led by PC Rob Flannagan, community beat manager for Clayton.

But in spite of the negative result, police said that the operation went smoothly and had a "positive effect".

Sergeant Ian Corbett, who led the operation, said Great Harwood Police were taking a more pro-active approach to drug- dealing in the area.

He added: "This sends out a clear message to the community that we will take positive action against people involved in any drug-dealing activity, particularly the street level supply of Class A drugs."

Community support officers later delivered leaflets to all addresses in the surrounding area informing residents of the operation.

 
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