A man has been arrested after police officers found a large stash of class A drugs and offensive weapons at a property in New Ferry on Saturday, July, 25.

On arrival to the address on Marquis Street, officers from the Matrix Priority Crime Team searched the property and found a large amount of brown and white powder believed to be cocaine and heroin.

They also discovered several cannabis plants, suspected amphetamine and 11 offensive weapons including a death star and push dagger.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on the scene for multiple drug offences including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of a controlled Class A & B drugs and possession of an offensive weapon.

Chief Inspector Andy Gardiner said: “I am pleased to see that officers are already seizing weapons under the updated Offensive Weapons Act.

“These knives can cause serious injury and even death and should not be in peoples possession in homes under the updated legislation.

“We will do all we can to seize these weapons and drugs, which could end up being used, or be taken on to our streets.

“If you are unclear on what is now banned, please click here and make sure you are doing your part to keep your community, friends and family safe.”