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Six arrested as part of investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SIX men have today (Wednesday, March 27th) been arrested as part of an investigation into an organised criminal gang in Preston.

The men, aged between 18 and 31, were arrested in a series of dawn raids at address in Preston, Penwortham and Longridge. They are currently in custody.

The arrests are part of an on-going investigation into the cultivation and supply of drugs and child sexual offences.

A number of properties in Preston, Penwortham and Longridge are also being searched.

Chief Inspector Steve Holgate, of South Police, said: “Today’s arrests are part of a complex and on-going investigation and demonstrate our commitment to tackling organised criminality and those who prey on the vulnerable in our communities.

“We will continue to take action such as we have today to protect people from harm and I would encourage anyone who has information which could assist to contact us on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The full details of those arrested are:

A 31-year-old man from Preston on suspicion of Rape, Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs and Production of Class B drugs

A 29 year-old man from Preston on suspicion of Rape, Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs and Production of Class B drugs

An 18 year-old man from Longridge on suspicion of Rape and Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs

A 20 year-old man from Longridge on suspicion of Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs and Production of Class B drugs

A 19 year-old man from Preston on suspicion of Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs

A 26 year-old man from Penwortham on suspicion of Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs and Production of Class B drugs.

 

 


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