A QUANTITY of drugs has been seized after a pub was raided by police.

Officers searched The Blackburne Arms in Orford Green at around 8.30pm last night, Friday, after reports of "drug-related activity" believed to be taking place within the premises.

The raid was carried out by Warrington Local Policing Unit staff with support from public order officers along with five police dogs.

A number of people were inside the pub at the time.

Police have not confirmed if any arrests have been made.

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Superintendent Martin Cleworth, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “The action taken tonight is in direct response to issues raised by the community – and I want to reassure you that we’ve listened to your concerns about suspected drug use and drug dealing within this pub and we’ve acted on it.

“Tonight we’ve struck on those who are determined to deal drugs on our streets and in our neighbourhoods, and who cause misery to so many people who live and work in this community.

“Our commitment to the people of Warrington is that we will continue to act on the information you give us, and take action like we have here, in order to disrupt those suspected of being involved in serious and organised crime.”

Officers remain at the premises and in the area while the operation continues.

Anyone with any concerns is urged to speak to them.

If you believe serious and organised crime is taking place in your community contact Cheshire Constabulary either by calling 101 or submitting information via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website, https://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

For more information about the impact serious and organised crime has on communities and how to spot the signs click here.