A HOYLAKE man has been arrested following raids across Liverpool.

Merseyside police arrested four men and seized Class A and B drugs during three raids in Liverpool on Friday, November 8 in a crackdown on serious and violent crime.

A 20-year-old from Hoylake and a 28-year-old from Holyhead have been taken into custody after cannabis bush and cannabis resin were discovered at a home in Old Swan.

In another raid, a large bag of white powder and around £30,000 in cash was discovered along with drugs paraphernalia at a home in Walton - a 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine and money laundering.

A third warrant was also carried out in Old Swan and a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine.

All men have been taken into custody for questionning.

Elsewhere two handguns and ammunition were seized from a house in Southwood Road, Aigburth following a search of the property.

They have been taken for forensic examination.

Officers have continued to carry out stop searches and have maintained an increased presence of visible and armed response police officers in the community.

Superintendent Mark Wiggins said: “Every single time firearms and drugs are seized, the opportunities for criminals to cause harm in our communities is reduced.

“We have had a number of firearms incidents in recent weeks and months, and I want to reassure the public that the action taken yesterday is just one part of our ongoing efforts to disrupt offenders intent on bringing violence to our streets.

“We made a number of arrests last night and will continue to take all action within our powers to bring anyone responsible to justice. This includes warrants, the continued use of stop searches to disrupt criminals, and land searches in areas we believe they may be storing weapons.

“We will also continue to have an increased visible presence in the communities while we feel it is of benefit to those who live there.”

Anyone who has information about serious crime in their area or who is using or storing weapons is asked to contact Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.