Four arrested after police swoop on homes in organised crime crackdown

Four people have been arrested after police swooped on a number of homes as part of a crackdown on organised crime.

Officers raided a number of properties across Salford, Trafford and Stockport this morning (Thursday, January 7).

One of the warrants was executed at a home in Rake Lane, in Clifton.

Several police vehicles, including a tactical aid unit, were seen parked on the street on Thursday morning.

Forensics officers could also be seen searching a vehicle parked outside the house.

In total, four people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, say GMP. Their ages and gender have not been released.

Police say the ‘pre-planned’ raids were not linked to Operation Naseby, an investigation into organised crime groups in Salford.

A spokesperson for GMP added: “Greater Manchester Police have executed a series of warrants across Salford, Trafford and Stockport as part of a pre-planned operation.

“Four people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

“Enquiries remain ongoing.

“This operation has been a coordinated approach across a number of local authorities to proactively target those involved in organised criminality.”

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|Ma Evening Post