Knives and drugs seized as four teens arrested in Preston

An 18-inch knife was among the "lethal weapons" and drugs seized by police investigating a violent incident in Preston.

Four teenagers, aged 15 to 18, were arrested by officers.

Police seized knives and drugs following four arrests in the Avenham area of Preston. Photo: Preston Police

Police seized knives and drugs following four arrests in the Avenham area of Preston. Photo: Preston Police

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Police had been searching for a group of male suspects wanted in connection with a "violent public order incident" on Manchester Road, in the Avenham area of the city, earlier this month.

Following the arrests yesterday, police seized "a quantity of class A drugs and numerous lethal weapons".

In a statement, Preston Police added: "We continue to actively target those who carry knives and the public’s support is crucial in allowing us to achieve this."

A man and a woman, both 18, and two boys, 15 and 16, were arrested in the Avenham area "for various offences", police said.