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Drugs and stolen goods are seized
Drugs – including 100 wraps of suspected heroin – were seized during a major police blitz in the Lawkholme area of Keighley.
Goods believed to have been stolen, among them a mountain bike and mobile phones, were also recovered.
The Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), which led last Friday’s operation, has warned more action will follow.
Officers recovered the suspected heroin from an address in Nightingale Street and arrested two men, who have been bailed pending further inquiries.
As part of the crackdown - which also involved Bradford Council and housing providers - a litter clean-up was held and security inspections carried out at 50 homes, during which free window alarms supplied by Keighley Town Council were fitted.
And NPT officers spoke to residents to gauge community concerns and update people about recent initiatives.
Inspector Tony Reed, of Keighley NPT, said: “This has been an extremely successful operation which has seen us take significant amounts of suspected Class A drugs off the streets in the Lawkholme area, make arrests and seize property which we suspect to be stolen. We received a great reception from residents and hope the drugs seizures will reassure them, as we know drugs remain a key concern for people.”
He added: “More work is planned and I hope the results of last Friday will demonstrate we are taking local residents’ concerns seriously, tackling the things that concern them in their neighbourhoods and putting the fear back on to those who would consider committing crime.
“Anyone who has information about criminal activity in the Lawkholme Lane area or other communities in Keighley should contact us at the Keighley NPT on 101.
“Details can also be given to Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”
Last Friday also saw officers recover suspected stolen power tools and Class B drugs from a house in Woodhouse Walk, Keighley.