Merseyside police  arrested two people as part of an operation against those believed to be involved in serious and organised crime in Sefton today.The operation is a response to the supply and distribution of Class A and B drugs, along with violence and theft offences, in the Bootle and Netherton areas.

Operation Abbeyville has seen officers execute four warrants and the following persons arrested: a 22-year-old male for breach of a civil injunction and a 48-year-old male for possession of cannabis. Items recovered include bladed articles, crossbows and spears.

Neighbourhood Inspector Simon Thompson said: “Merseyside Police continues with their initiative to take drugs and firearms off the streets and are conducting a day of action to send a message to those involved in serious and organised crime.

“Linked incidents have occurred within the Sefton area, believed to be targeted attacks between members of organised crime groups. The weapons recovered today show the violent risk that these groups pose. Police and local partners are working hard towards making Sefton a safer place and urge any residents with further information to please come forward.”

“Any members of the community with concerns are encouraged to speak with officers in the area, or to their dedicated neighbourhood team on 0151 777 3041. Anyone with information who does not wish to speak with us directly can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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