Police raids in Southport August 3rd, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments Merseyside police raided a number of properties in Southport tonight (Friday 3rd August 2012). Two houses in the High Park area, an establishment in Birkdale Village, and a house in Birkdale were raided stimulatingly. OTS was called about a large police presence in Lynton Drive. On arrival at about 6:30pm he noticed police kitting themselves out in riot gear before making a move to targeted addresses. UPDATE: 20:40 Friday OTS News.co.uk understands the raids were in connection with a wanted man. Related Comments comments!