Police in Birkenhead arrested three people and recovered cash, drugs, vehicles and a weapon following a multi-agency day of action in the Bentinck Street area.

Following information from the community, officers worked alongside partners including Wirral Council and The Hive Wirral Youth Zone.

A search was carried out at house resulting in the recovery of Class A and Class B drugs along with cash.

Three men aged in their early-20s were held on suspicion of supplying drugs.

They have been taken to a police station for questioning

A search of a grass verge uncovered a knife.

Two vehicles were seized and six notices were issued for the use of mobile phones.

Wirral Council's anti-social behaviour team joined the operation and checks were made on off-licences, pubs and betting shops.

Community sergeant Alan McKeon said: "This day of action has been a great success and shows that when the community comes forward with issues, we will work together and take proactive measures to make things better.

"Working alongside our residents and partners, we want to ensure that our local residents are able to raise any concerns so we can work together with them to improve the area, which can include everything from litter to criminal activity.

"The vast majority of law-abiding residents in Birkenhead are as determined to improve their area as we are, and if you continue to speak to local officers and the council, we will carry on this work."

 Police said a similar operation in the Woodlands area of Birkenhead in June resulted in the recovery of drugs, vehicles and weapons.

Readers can contact officers through the Wirral Police Facebook page, social media desk @MerPolCC and call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.