News

Drugs, cash and knife knife seized in Huyton

Police officers on patrol in the Huyton area seized drugs and a knife following a number of stop checks last night, Tuesday 4 August.

In the first incident, at around 7.05pm, officers stopped a car on Huyton Lane. The car was searched and a quantity of cannabis and a lock knife was recovered.

A 27 year-old man from the Bolton area, who was the front seat passenger, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug x 2 and possession of a bladed article. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

In an unconnected incident, at around 8pm last night, officers saw a car travelling at excess speed on St Johns Road in Huyton. The car was stopped and officers spoke to the driver. During a search of the vehicle a binbag was located in the passenger footwell.

The bag was found to contain three large blocks bound in plastic packaging. The packaging was found to contain a compressed block of white powder. In total, there were two blocks of similar weight and appearance, which are believed to be cocaine.

The third block was slightly smaller and appeared to be compressed brown powder, which is suspected to be heroin.

The driver was also in possession of several thousand pounds in cash, which was also seized.

A 57 year-old man from the Huyton area was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and suspicion of possession of criminal property. He is currently in custody.

Knowsley Targeted Inspector Jon Coote said: “Thanks to the eagle eyes of our officers on patrol last night we were able to detain people and seize a quantity of drugs, cash and a knife.

“We know the misery that drugs and weapons cause on our streets and we are determined to take action wherever necessary.

“I would continue to ask our local community if they have information which could assist us.”

  • Arrests following protests at News International Knowsley
    Merseyside Police can confirm that 26 people have been arrested following a protest by Extinction Rebellion at Knowsley Business Park in Knowsley... Read more »
  • Community group secures funding to help reduce waste
    Centre 63 based in Kirkby has been awarded a share of £150,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more... Read more »
  • Over 300 residents benefit from town council’s food bank
    At a time when other organisations were still pulling together lists, Prescot Town Council were proud to be one of the first organisations out ... Read more »
- Share this page


EDUCATION

Oxford Summer School – a UNIQ opportunity for Freya

A Year 12 Winstanley College student says she feels ‘much more confident’ in making a strong competitive application to The University of Oxford next term after taking part in a week’s digital summer school.

Freya... Read more »



WHAT'S ON

1ST WHISTON SCOUT GROUP - SCOUTS (AGES 10½ AND 14 YEARS)

1st Whiston Scout Group, The George Howard Centre, Whiston L35 3SR. Our Scout leaders are Wes, Kathy and Shaun. The Scout Section is for young people usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may... Read more »

BLOG

Coronavirus update and support Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

With so much information in the news about coronavirus it can be difficult to keep track of where you’re allowed to go, who you’re allowed to see and what you’re permitted to do.

What remains unchanged is... Read more »


Posted by
Cllr Sean Donnelly
on September 8th, 2020



More features


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office