A SERIES of arrests on suspicion of offences including rape, burglary, drug driving have been made during a police week of action.

Ten arrests, of people aged between 15 to 43, were made earlier in the week.

They also related to investigations into alleged offences such as assault, domestic violence, racially aggravated criminal damage, theft, and handling stolen goods.

Police have not released specific details of the incidents.

On Thursday officers also carried out high visibilty patrols, open land searches, roadside operations, warrants and quad bike patrols.

During the open land search officers recovered a knife which was seized.

On the roads, an electric bike was seized for no insurance on Billington Avenue, Newton-le-Willows.

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A number of people were also stop searched in relation to this week's proactive crime prevention activities.

Further arrests were also made, including a 30-year-old man for allegedly being concerned in the supply of cannabis and production of cannabis following a warrant on Enfield Street, St Helens.

Another man, aged 24, was arrested in a separate incident on Kendal Drive, Carr Mill after being wanted since October 2021 for breaching his court order.

Chief Inspector Rob Budden said “It has been a busy week for the team and I am pleased with the outcome, targeting those who may have been committed offences in the past year and beyond as well as more recently.

"I hope this shows the public that we will actively pursue all criminals and although this week has shone a particular focus on Neighbourhood Policing, this activity is carried out daily and will continue throughout the year.”

"If you know someone involved in crime, get in touch via 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.