TWO people have been arrested following a drugs raid at a house.

Police executed a drugs warrant at a home in Holmbrook Close, Blackburn, earlier this morning. A man and a woman have been arrested and a quantity of suspected class B drugs and cash were seized.

A video of the raid was posted by Blackburn and Darwen Police on their Facebook page at around 3.15pm today.

It shows an officer using a battering ram to break into the property, with a colleague stood beside him.

Several officers enter the house after the front door is smashed open, one can be seen holding a police shield. When they enter the property, officers can be heard shouting: "Police. Stay where you are."

The 17-second video ends with an officer, who is holding the camera, entering the property and walking through the smashed front door.

Lancashire Telegraph:

A police spokesman said: "This morning the Blackburn Neighbourhood team, with assistance from ARV colleagues, have executed a drugs warrant at an address on Holmbrook Close, Blackburn.

"A male and female have been arrested and a quantity of suspected class B drugs, cash and other items have been seized. We'll provide more updates when we can."

Ward councillor Jim Shorrock said he fears drugs have become more than just a borough-wide issue. The Labour councillor said: "It's unfortunately not just a local problem or even national one. It's an international problem.

"The issue is the lack of police resources and the ability to keep drugs under control. It seems cannabis is rife, certainly throughout Blackburn with Darwen and it's difficult to keep it out. 

"Obviously when raids are carried out, and an arrest is made, it can cause upset and distress to members of the community but unless there is a major rethink, or police resources are increased to cope with the drug problem, there would seem to be no alternative to this."