Op Warrior continues

Friday, June 2, 2023

NINETEEN people have been charged with drug offences as our fight against serious and organised crime continues with #OpWarrior.

Last week we carried out a number of warrants across Blackpool and the Fylde coast as part of an investigation into the supply and distribution of Class A drugs in the Blackpool area.

The latest activity was the second phase of an operation which began in April last year and which saw us arrest ad charge seventeen people in November 2022.

The action was taken as part of Operation Warrior a force wide operation delivering on our priority of tackling serious and organised criminality.


The operation is dedicated to bringing more offenders to justice as well as stripping them of their cash, cars, and other assets. Cash and phones as well as suspected Class A drugs were seized in last week’s operation.


Operation Warrior targets both individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities.


Those charged are:

John Mitchell – 39, Riley Grove, Kirkham

Wesley Nobbs – 36, Lakeway, Blackpool

Kyle Ives – 34, Kendal Avenue, Blackpool

Aaron Hine – 35, Enfield Road, Blackpool

Angel Doyle – 24, Hathaway Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire

Luke Gerrard – 34, Fleetwood Road, Thornton-Cleveleys

Jacob Dudley– 21, Regent Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

Ryan Donaldson – 29, Kairnryan Close, Bispham

Kane Hadgraft – 29, Bleasdale Avenue, Thornton-Cleveleys

Zak Wilcock – 23, Princess Avenue, Poulkton le Fylde

Chris Aspinall – 40, Lyddesdale Avenue, Thornton-Cleveleys

Jared Gunton – 32, Gateway Close, Thornton Cleveleys

Anthony Watkins- 40, Briarwood Drive, Bispham

Thomas Logan – 38, Glencoe Avenue , Blackpool

Paul Stoney – 29, Landseer Avenue, Bispham

Adam Henson – 35, Carr Gate, Cleveleys

Tom Phillips – 40, Bibby Drive, Staining, Blackpool

Daniel Duffy – 31, Primrose Bank, Bispham

Darren HempsalL – 40, Hardhorn Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde


All the above are charged with charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine between 31/01/22 and 01/01/23. They appeared at court last week.


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