Sabredale strikes in Bradford

Operation Sabredale
Operation Sabredale

Operation Sabredale has returned with 52 people being arrested in the latest effort to target drugs and guns.

The week long clampdown which began on Monday has seen numerous raids focused across Bradford following an investigation in the West Bowling area of the city.

£31,000 worth of cash was seized along with 64 vehicles. A stun gun with the appearance of a mobile phone was also removed from one address.

Bradford District Chief Inspector Dan Greenwood said the police, council and other partners have responded to local concerns.

He said: “Drugs can often walk hand in hand with the possession or use of firearms and by addressing one, we can directly affect the other.

“We have therefore been working closely with the local community of West Bowling to identify the issues and target those involved.

“The support of residents coupled with the intelligence gathered by detectives has enabled us to carry out this series of successful raids.”