SEVEN men have been arrested after dawn drugs raids in East Lancashire earlier today.

As part of an investigation by Lancashire’s serious and organised crime unit (SOCU) warrants were executed at homes in Eskdale Close, Halifax Road, Limefield Avenue and Heyhead Street in Brierfield and Colne Road and Devonshire Road in Burnley.

Business premises in Brierfield, Great Harwood, Barnoldswick and Salford were also searched.

The seven people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Det Chief Insp Graham Gallagher said: “Today’s raids come after months of work investigating drugs-related crime across Lancashire.

“This is just another example of our SOCU team’s commitment to causing significant disruption to organised crime gangs who operate in our communities.


“The officers on this unit are focused on targeting these groups, disrupting their activities and removing large quantities of controlled drugs from the streets of the county.”

* Those arrested include: A 26-year-old man from Eskdale Close, Brierfield; A 24-year-old man from Halifax Road, Brierfield; A 27-year-old man from Limefield Avenue, Brierfield; A 45-year-old man from Heyhead Street, Brierfield; A 28-year-old man from Colne Road, Burnley; A 24-year-old man from John Street, Brierfield; A 28-year-old man from Devonshire Road, Burnley.