Police have taken more than £300,000 worth of drugs off the streets of one East Lancashire town in a single week.

Taskforce officers operating in Burnley are believed to have seized close to half a million pounds worth of illegal substances, with an arrest on Friday afternoon adding to the already significant list of suspects involved in drugs offences. 

On Friday, police arrested a 30-year-old man following the discovery of a large amount of drugs at a house in Coal Clough Lane.

The man remains in custody awaiting interview.

A spokesperson for the police said: "This afternoon officers from the Burnley Taskforce and South NPT have arrested a 30-year-old male after a large quantity of drugs were discovered at an address in the Coal Clough Lane area.

"The male is currently in police custody and will be dealt with in due course.

"In the last week alone the Taskforce have taken over £300,000 worth of drugs off the streets of Burnley.

"Our officers will continue to target people involved in the supply of drugs to keep our community safe."

To report drug dealing in your area you can contact police on 101 or information can be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

Alternatively you can e-mail the Taskforce team direct via BurnleyNBHTaskforce@lancashire.pnn.police.uk