THREE people have been arrested in a 'day of action' by Merseyside Police in Birkenhead.

Wirral anti-social behaviour team and officers carried out warrants in the Oriel Road area in a bid to 'clean up' the area.

Weapons, class A and class B drugs were all seized after four 'Misuse of Drugs Act' warrants were executed.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in suspicion of possessing cocaine and the possession of a knife.

He was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and offences of burglary, theft and criminal damage and is currently in custody for questioning.

A 37-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing class B drugs and a 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs.

Community inspector Georgie Minnery said: "Today’s day of action in conjunction with our partners is to reassure local residents that our communities are safe places to live and that criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We want to encourage the public to keep giving us information, so that we can act on it and ensure the area is a safe and happy environment, rid of crime.

“We welcome local residents to get in touch with us about any concerns they may have about the area, so that we can ultimately improve the lives of the people that live here.”

Officers worked closely with partners including Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, United Utilities, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Community Connectors who have all been carrying out enforcement activities, providing a visible presence in the area and offering reassurance to residents.

If you have information about crime in your area you can contact @MerPolCC, 101, or dial 999 in the event of an emergency or if there is a crime in progress.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.