Police rally to crack down on area’s criminals

Fleetwood Police rallied support from units across the county for a crackdown on crime last week.

In an unprecedented move to close-in on known criminals, officers used Wyre Action week to target offenders, execute warrants and operate road checks in the port.

Police stop and check vehicles on Copse Road in Fleetwood as part of Wyre Action Week

Police stop and check vehicles on Copse Road in Fleetwood as part of Wyre Action Week

Working closely with officers from Blackpool - the mounted police unit and colleagues from further afield - a clear message was sent out that crime will not be tolerated in Fleetwood.

An arrest was made within hours of the launch and officers seized a large amount of cannabis through a search warrant at an address in Thornton.

Mounted police were visible on the streets in Fleetwood and officers from the dangerous sex offenders unit visited regular offenders to make sure they were complying with conditions.

Checks in local charity shops for stolen goods were carried out and local licensees had a lesson in crime prevention with a specialist course in Fleetwood.

Geographic Inspector for Wyre Steve Bell said: “The warrant where drugs were seized was executed as a result of community intelligence passed to the police.

“I would encourage any person with information regarding any criminal activity to contact Lancashire Police on 101 or via the Freephone crime stoppers number 0800 555 111 where information can be passed to the police anonymously.”