Machete and hunting knife seized in Deane raids

The machete and hunting knife that were seized during a raid at a house in Deane.

Police ready to raid homes in Deane this morning.

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A MACHETE and a hunting knife have been seized by police after they raided two homes in Deane.

Police swooped on a mid-terrace home in Woodham Walk, at about 8am today and searched the home after getting tip-offs from the public, but no drugs were found.

A second home, an end terrace home in Deane Church Lane, was also searched just after 9am.

Police seized a hunting knife and a machete but no arrests were made.

The raids were part of the police's "week of action" in Rumworth, which includes Deane and Daubhill.

The week involved police getting feedback from residents about crime and safety issues and then acting on their concerns.

The raids followed environmental health officers clearing out The Bunker, also known as Arabian Mist, in Gilnow Lane, Deane, with the support of police yesterday.

Checks have also been carried out at stores across the area to ensure nobody is working illegally and to check whether illicit tobacco and alcohol are being sold.

Sgt Andrea Ennis, from Bolton Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The warrants were executed following information from the local community.

"You have told us your concerns about drugs and we take any suspected drug dealing seriously.

“A machete and a hunting knife were seized from one of the properties and they will be destroyed.

"We will not tolerate drug dealing in this community, which inevitably leads to drug-related crime.

"We carry out warrants regularly which is usually on information from members of the public.”

Sgt Ennis asked anyone with information about drug-related crime to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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8:29pm Thu 15 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Funny how the comments have been closed on the Bolton Unemployment At Its Lowest In Five Years article.

Basically following a national statistic that is full of cr@p.

The figures are a false positive - part-time and self-employed have increased while 850,000 younger generation people continue to be without a job.

As for knives - I am not surprised no arrests have been made, When has it been illegal to have a hunting knife or machete in your house as long as it has not been or being used for illicit purposes?

I suppose that machete has seen better days though.
Funny how the comments have been closed on the Bolton Unemployment At Its Lowest In Five Years article. Basically following a national statistic that is full of cr@p. The figures are a false positive - part-time and self-employed have increased while 850,000 younger generation people continue to be without a job. As for knives - I am not surprised no arrests have been made, When has it been illegal to have a hunting knife or machete in your house as long as it has not been or being used for illicit purposes? I suppose that machete has seen better days though. Beyond News Forum
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4:08pm Fri 16 May 14

Gore Seer says...

The Police Should Return Everything They Took, Or Are They Legally Stealing Them, A Teacher At My School Had A Machete In Class Room, And The Constitutional Laws Allow Weapons. Ask The Queen.
The Police Should Return Everything They Took, Or Are They Legally Stealing Them, A Teacher At My School Had A Machete In Class Room, And The Constitutional Laws Allow Weapons. Ask The Queen. Gore Seer
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