Smoke grenades and flares are seized by police

Smoke grenades and flares are seized by police

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

POLICE have seized more than 100 smoke grenades and flares after searching a home in Aintree.

Officers used a warrant at an address on Alscot Avenue on Friday, July 3 when they made the discovery.

As well as the smoke grenades and flares, they also found cocaine at the property.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of Class A drugs.

At a nearby house on Taunton Drive, suspected drugs were also seized.

Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Andy Rankine said: “This is a welcome seizure, which removes from circulation a significant number of items which could cause serious injury and distress to those in the vicinity.

Mass gatherings

“I’d urge anyone who knows about similar locations to come forward, and work with all our emergency services to keep people safe and discouraging any mass gatherings at this crucial time.

“It’s vital that we all keeping working together to protect each other and the NHS.”

Anyone with information about the storage and possession of these prohibited items is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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