Ten people arrested, including 4 from Bootle, on suspicion of drug supply following raids in Merseyside, Wales and Scotland.
Officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Unit have arrested ten people and recovered phones and documentation following 15 simultaneous warrants carried out across Merseyside yesterday, Thursday 26 April. The warrants were carried out yesterday morning in Bootle, Litherland, Waterloo, Netherton, Thornton, Kirkby and Wavertree as part of a day of action targeting street gangs operating in South Sefton, with additional arrests made in Scotland and Wales. The details of the eight men and two women arrested are as follows, all on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B controlled drugs: A 24-year-old man from Netherton A 23-year-old woman from Bootle A 53-year-old man from Bootle A 47-year-old man from Thornton A 24-year-old man from Bootle A 27-year-old woman from Bootle A 78-year-old man Wavertree A 46-year-old man from Vale of Glamorgan A 32-year-old man from Aberdeen A 38-year-old man from Kirkdale They have all been taken to police stations for questioning by detectives. Sefton Community Superintendent Matt Boyle said: "The action shows our continued commitment to tackling serious and organised crime in Sefton, and across Merseyside. All of those arrested now will be taken to police stations for questioning as we carry on the investigation, and I want to thank those in the areas for their patience and understanding. "You may continue to see our officers providing reassurance and gathering more information. The communities who have seen our action today can be assured that we will continue to work alongside partners and act on all information provided to target suspected criminals in their area. Keep coming forward and you will notice the positive impact it has on your communities." Anyone in the community with information is encouraged to speak to local officers, or contact us via @MerPolCC or by calling 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, which is a charity operating completely independently of the police.