Bolton drugs raids

Twelve people have been arrested following the latest in a series of drugs raids across Bolton

12 people in court after Bolton drug raids

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Police swoop on a house in Bolton early yesterday morning Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Twelve people are due in court charged with drugs offences following raids in Bolton yesterday.

Shaun Kearsley (27/09/1971) of Castle Street, Tyldesley was charged with two counts of supplying heroin.

Paul Grimshaw (30/09/1971) of Darlington Street, Tyldesley was charged with one counts of supplying heroin and cocaine.

Barry Griffin (30/11/1981) of Hughes Street, Bolton was charged with four counts of supplying heroin.

Lee Kinsella (17/11/1975) of Oswald Street, Dean was charged with supplying heroin.

Gareth Llwellyn (19/03/1982) of Langley Drive, Bolton was charged with two counts of supplying heroin.

Dean Goodwin (19/05/1989) of Cawder Court, Farnworth was charged with two counts of supplying heroin and one count of cocaine.

Myron Forsyth (12/04/1990) of Cawder Court, Farnworth was charged with two counts of supplying heroin and one of possession of cannabis.

Emma Lee (24/06/1981) of Bridgeman Street, Farnworth was charged with three counts of supplying heroin.

Martyn Liddell (08/05/1963) of Greenfold Avenue, Farnworth charged with supplying heroin.

Christy Gorman (06/01/1995 of Leverhulme Avenue, Great Lever was charged with 13 counts of supplying heroin and cocaine.

Jason Bell (16/10/1973) of Bridgeman Street, Farnworth was charged with supplying heroin.

Dave Johnson (18/08/1981) of Oswald Street, Dean was charged with supplying four counts of supplying heroin.

All are appearing at Bolton Magistrates today.

Officers from Bolton’s Organised Crime Unit, assisted by the Bolton South Neighbourhood Policing Team and Tactical Aid Unit carried out the raids from 7am yesterday.

12 arrests in Bolton drugs raids

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Police swooping on a house in Bolton this morning Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police say twelve people have been arrested following the latest in a series of drugs raids across Bolton this morning. Officers from Bolton’s Organised Crime Unit, assisted by the Bolton South Neighbourhood Policing Team and Tactical Aid Unit carried out the raids from 7am.

Eleven addresses were targeted, nine of which were in the Great Lever, Farnworth and Deane areas of Bolton, with a further two addresses in Wigan.

Eleven men and one woman were arrested in total on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs. They have all been taken into police custody for questioning.

Small quantities of heroin and crack cocaine were seized from several of the addresses. Searches of the properties remain ongoing.

Police lead a man away for questioning Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detective Inspector Chris Walker from Bolton’s Organised Crime Unit said: “Today we have continued in our fight against drugs in Bolton and after gathering intelligence over the past few weeks, we have arrested 12 people this morning on suspicion of drugs-related activity.

“Members of the community are quite rightly fed up of drug dealing taking place in their neighbourhoods and the direct impact this has on peoples’ everyday lives should not be underestimated.

“I hope today’s action goes a long way to prove we also share the community’s views, stand side by side with residents and are determined to bring these dealings to an end.

We understand this will not happen overnight but we are certainly dedicated to causing as much disruption as possible to their illegal activities.

"If you have information about anyone who you think may be involved in the sale or supply of drugs in your area, please get in touch. Any calls we receive will be investigated and acted upon accordingly.”

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