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Blackburn home raided in drugs search
A HOME and car on a quiet Blackburn street were searched by drugs cops yesterday morning.
Officers banged on the door of the terraced house in Selborne Street at 9am before carrying out the search.
Six officers entered the home looking for signs of drugs.
Said Sergeant James Black: “Community-led intelligence measures led to a search under the Misuse of Drug Act.”
A neighbour took photographs of the drama from his bedroom window while officers wearing gloves searched a nearby white Peugeot 207.
An infant’s car seat sat on the pavement while the boot and engine bay were examined.
A nearby neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I was at work when it happened but I’m not really surprised.
“You get a lot of children walking up and down here when school is on but we’ve never had any trouble.
“I’m shocked to hear about it happening on this street but at least it shows the police are listening to the community when they’re being told something.
“We wanted gates on the back alleys but we were told it was not an anti-social behaviour area.
“Maybe now it will happen. The kids can’t play on the front and the back is not safe.”
Another neighbour said new people had recently moved to the address following a house fire that killed its previous occupant.
He said: “A lady died in there and it had to be completely refurbished.
“I didn’t hear anything, but this is a quiet area and nothing like this has ever happened before.
“The area does not need drugs.
“I’ve managed all my life without them.”
A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply a class B drug, police said.