POLICE raided a home in Kingsley Walk, Winsford this morning as part of a drugs operation throughout Cheshire.

Six people were arrested, five men and one woman, following dawn raids on seven addresses in Winsford, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port and Warrington for drug offences.

All are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

The operation follows a number of dawn raids two weeks ago where 13 people were arrested and charged in connection with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Giles Pierce, who is in charge of the operation, said: “The action taken today as part of Operation Impact is a result of a eight-month long investigation focusing on one organised crime gang and a number of individuals suspected of being involved in this type of crime.

“The strike phase this morning is the result of months of hard work and evidence and intelligence gathering by a dedicated team of officers.

“It follows on from a number of warrants that were executed in the Merseyside area a few weeks ago and forms part of a wider operation.

“The action taken by officers reinforces Cheshire Constabulary’s commitment to proactively targeting, disrupting and dismantling those suspected of being involved in organised crime.”