POLICE are raiding homes across the city for drugs and stolen goods in a bid to clamp down on crime in Chester.

On December 20 police raided a house in the city and arrested a local man after discovering a large haul of cocaine and cannabis and stolen goods.

The raid, which was part of Operation Mead, saw officers recover three recently stolen high value mountain bikes and two sat navs which are thought to have been stolen from the Chester area.

Officers used specialist equipment to gain entry to the address and a police sniffer dog was used as officers search for drugs.

Inspector Kevin Chambers of the Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Drugs and theft are a problem that the police take very seriously, with the impact of drug use and drug dealing having wider implications for the whole community.

“Cheshire police are committed to stopping the misuse of drugs and I would ask that if you are aware of drug dealing occurring in your area that you let the police know so that it can be dealt with.”

Anyone with information about drug related crime is urged to contact officers from Cheshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.