Update: Five arrested, drugs and firearm recovered following raids in Kirkdale

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Full 3-month Closure Orders have been issued at Liverpool Magistrates Court in relation to five addresses on Stanley Road following the raids, recoveries and arrests in Kirkdale on Thursday night. The addresses are 230a, 232, 234, 236 and 236a Stanley Road.

A further temporary Closure Order has been issued on 238 Stanley Road pending a hearing next Wednesday.

Following a further warrant executed last night on Wulstan Street, 40 cannabis plants in an early stage of growth were discovered, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the occupants.

Superintendent Mark Morgan of Liverpool Policing area said: “These Closure Orders should serve as a clear reminder that we will look to take action against any persons who we suspect of assisting organised criminals operating within our communities.”

“Closure Orders are put in place to allow our residents to enjoy the quality of life that they are entitled to, and we will continue to target offenders and any associated properties who continue to cause problems for the community. We will do this using all lawful powers available to us in order to make Kirkdale a safer and more peaceful place to live, work and visit.”

Merseyside Police has arrested five people, discovered a cannabis farm and recovered a shotgun and cash following drug warrants executed in Kirkdale last night (Thursday 14 July).

The activity is part of an ongoing investigation in relation to the suspected manufacture, storage and supply of Class A and B drugs in and around the Stanley Road area, and premises targeted included a newsagents on the corner of Stanley Road and Briar Street, and houses to the rear on Wulstan Street.

A 40 year-old man from the Everton area; a 51 year-old man from the Bootle area; a 26 year-old man from the Kirkdale area; a 35 year-old man from the Aigburth area and a 29 year-old man from the Everton area have all been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

A cannabis farm with over 200 plants was also recovered together with a shotgun, ammunition and a quantity of cash.

Those arrested have been taken into custody to be questioned by detectives.

Chief Inspector Diane Pownall, for the Stanley Road area, said: “I would like to thank our local residents for their patience and support while we carry out this activity.

“Days like this are a continuous response against people we suspect are involved in organised crime, and information from the community is vital in taking action against those causing problems in the area. I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to us, and we can continue to take robust action.”

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