Manchester

Police arrest 26 in Manchester drugs raids

Twenty-six people have been arrested in early morning raids across Manchester in a crackdown on drug dealing.

The arrests come after months of intelligence-gathering following reports of drug dealing in Gorton, Withington and Levenshulme.

Police searched 28 homes and arrested suspects on suspicion of offences ranging from supplying Class A drugs to handling stolen goods.

Officers also seized suspected stolen goods including tools and bikes.

About 400 officers were involved in the operation.

Anyone with any information about drug dealing in their area is being urged to contact police.

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