THREE dangerous dogs have been seized and one man has been arrested after a warrant was issued at an address in Accrington.
Officers raided a house on Charter Street on Wednesday as part of ongoing investigations by police and the RSPCA into dog fighting in the area.
A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing dangerous dogs and was due to be questioned by police.
Three suspected pit bull-type dogs were seized by RSPCA officers from the Special Operations Unit, six police officers and two PCSOs from the local neighbourhood policing team as part of the operation and will be taken to RSPCA kennels.
Police suspect the dogs may have been used in fighting but this will form part of the investigation and the dogs will be examined by the RSPCA.
Community beat manager, PC Leonna Hopkinson, said: "This operation demonstrates our commitment to take firm action against anyone believed to be housing dangerous dogs or breeding them to fight.
"I would like to reassure members of the community this is not a widespread problem but an isolated and localised issue."
Anyone who is concerned that a dangerous dog is being housed or trained in their community should contact the police on 08451 253545, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the RSPCA on 0870 5555 999.