Six people have been arrested in a big drugs operation in Huddersfield.

They were held after police raids at two houses in Huddersfield this afternoon.

Police revealed that an undercover investigation into suspected dealing had been going on for weeks.

Around 20 officers were involved in carrying out the raids at two neighbouring addresses in Manchester Road, Thornton Lodge, shortly after 2pm.

A convoy of both marked and unmarked police vehicles parked up in the vicinity of the addresses before proceeding to the terrace houses.

Two unmarked white vans led the raid with intelligence officers wearing full riot equipment.

Police used cutting equipment to remove doors to the houses to gain entry.

Police raid at Manchester Road, Linthwaite
Police raid at Manchester Road, Linthwaite
 

A woman and a child were found in one property and the child was taken away to be cared for by relatives.

The woman was arrested along with five men.

Four of those arrested were held on suspicion of supply of Class A drugs and two for alleged possession of Class A drugs.

Det Sgt Guy Shackleton, of Huddersfield CID, who oversaw the operation said: “We have executed two warrants today and acted upon intelligence from the community regarding the suspected supply of class A drugs.

“The operation has been ongoing for a couple of weeks and culminated in six arrests this afternoon.

“A thorough search of both properties is now ongoing and initial searches have uncovered a quantity of cash and Class A drugs.

“I would like to reassure the community that we will act on any information passed to us which helps to bring those involved in supply of Class A drugs to justice.”

Anyone with information regarding drugs concerns should call NPT on 101 or Crimestoppers.