Three men arrested after weapons and drugs seized by police in Fleetwood, Thornton and Cleveleys

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Three men were arrested after weapons and a quantity of drugs were seized by police in Fleetwood, Thornton and Cleveleys.

 

Police were first called to a disturbance in Coniston Avenue, Thornton at around 9.25am on Saturday (December 11).

A 53-year-old man was “allegedly found in possession of a knuckle duster” after being searched by officers.

Anthony Bell, 53 of Fleetwood Road North, Thornton, was subsequently arrested and charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He is to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on January 4, 2022.

Members of the public later reported seeing a man carrying a knife with the blade exposed near the Vue cinema in Cleveleys.

A 53-year-old man from Thornton was arrested after being found in possession of a green lock knife.

He was given a police caution.

Three men were arrested after weapons and a quantity of drugs were seized in Fleetwood, Thornton and Cleveleys

Three men were arrested after weapons and a quantity of drugs were seized in Fleetwood, Thornton and Cleveleys

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Finally, a car that “smelt strongly of cannabis” was stopped by police after it was caught speeding in Fleetwood.

A 34-year-old man from Fleetwood was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and Class B drugs following a search of the vehicle

He was also arrested for driving whilst unfit through drugs.

He was issued with a police caution in relation to the possession of drugs.

Police said the drug-driving offence remained under investigation.

“Violent incidents and possession of drugs and weapons will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

“One of the incidents was reported by a concerned member of the public and our response shows how seriously we take reports of knives and weapons.

“If you need to report a crime or concern, please call 101 or report via our online recording facility on the Lancashire Police website.”