Two people have been arrested during a series of raids in Bedford which are targeting the supply of drugs in the town.

Both the men arrested are in their 20s and from the Bedford area.

Around 50 officers took part in a series of coordinated raids.

Over the last month police have arrested 10 people and say it's part of an operation targeting three suspected drug lines in the town.

Our message to anyone running a drugs line in Bedford is clear – we are coming after you. Drug dealing drives much of the most serious violence we deal with every day, with this organised crime often involving the exploitation of children and other vulnerable people. We are determined to take those peddling in this miserable industry off the streets, as well as signposting those with addiction issues to help and support services.”

Detective Inspector Graham McMillan