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Thirty people have been arrested following a day of police action in Salford on Tuesday.

Operation Avro was launched by Greater Manchester Police last October. It's a force-wide initiative to fight the crimes that matter most to our communities, deploying extra resources and specially-trained officers.

Large quantities of drugs, cash and multiple weapons were seized by officers as well as a number of warrants undertaken.

Police also carried out an underwater search at Salford Quays.

The Roads Policing Unit recorded 68 traffic offences alongside making 24 seizures and seven arrests.

As part of the Safe4Summer initiative, officers also partnered with agencies, including other blue-light services and Salford City Council, to engage with schools and community groups about a variety of issues.

Chief Inspector Lucy Smallwood, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “We’ve really focussed on what matters to you the most, the issues and individuals that blight our communities.

“Our fight doesn’t stop here though – we will do everything we can to prevent and reduce crime, harm and anti-social behaviour to keep people safe in Salford, not just today but 365 days a year.

“We are proactively gathering intelligence but, as ever, we need members of the public to keep talking to us – the information you share is imperative to detecting criminal activity.”


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