Police raided a house in Halliwell this morning and arrested two suspected drug dealers.

Neighbourhood officers say they executed a warrant under the misuse of drugs act at an address, which they have not revealed.

A spokesman for GMP Bolton North Neighbourhood Team said: "A quantity of Class A drugs and cash were located during the search and seized from the address.

"As a result, a 54 year old male and a 48 year old male have been arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A and remain in custody for questioning."

Earlier this year, mums living in the Halliwell area told how how their children are being targeted by drugs dealers and made an impassioned plea for something to be done.

The women in Bolton put forward their concerns to police at a community meeting.

One resident explained that her teenage son was regularly targeted on the way home from college, with grown men asking him if he wanted drugs.

Speaking at the time Inspector Lisa Clarke said the force were aware of the problems and were working on eliminating it.

She said: “We have officers in the areas but we need the community to tell us so that we can do something about it.

“If you see cars then tell us the registration numbers or contact Crimestoppers.

“If you want to tell us anonymously, we can do that as well, so we have all the resources available and nobody else has to know where it came from.”

Officers also revealed that a big drug dealer had been taken off the roads and was in custody, as part of their work to clamp down on the drugs in Bolton.