POLICE in Nelson have investigated complaints of drug dealing and use by concerned residents.

Officers acted on the information by conduction searches on several homes on Canal Mews and Clayton Street on Thursday .

On this occasion no drugs were found, however police have pledged to keep a close eye on the area and to ensure it is kept in their patrol plan.

A spokesperson said: "Thank you to very much to members of the public that report suspicious activities to us, this makes our job in protecting you much easier."

Lancashire Police have encouraged residents to sing up to their Lancashire Talking email service.

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