Arrests made as part of ongoing EVOLVE campaign in Knowsley

Four people have been arrested in Knowsley for drug-related offences as part of the ongoing EVOLVE campaign to tackle serious and organised crime in areas of the borough.

Three men from Huyton and a 17-year-old from Prescot were arrested in relation to the offences, including possession with intent to supply and possession of a bladed article.

They were taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning and have been released on bail pending further investigation.

Inspector Jennifer Murray, one of the officers involved in EVOLVE Liverpool-Knowsley which is one of Merseyside’s three Clear, Hold, Build operations, said: “Drugs and violence go hand in hand and bring misery to our communities.

“We are determined to get drugs, those who sell them at street level and those in a hierarchy above them who are pulling their puppet strings, off our streets.

“Our officers and partners are committed to making this happen, but we need your help to make the greatest difference.

“The only way we are going to make that lasting difference in our communities is by piecing together all the information we receive, no matter how small, to build cases that see them put behind bars for many years.

“We know it may feel frightening to come forward with information but if you don’t want to speak to the police you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, and no-one but you will ever know you made that call or online report.

“When it comes to making our communities safer – silence is not an option.”

Anyone with any information about drugs or any other gang-related activity is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101, DM us @MerPolCC or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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