DRUGS were found hidden in toilets in a police crackdown on bars in Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

Seven bars were searched by police drugs dogs on Saturday, July 30 as officers targeted recreational drug use.

Officers from Macclesfield local policing unit joined forces with the Special Constabulary to check licensed premises.

Bars visited included the Bubble Room and Parea on London Road in Alderley Edge and The Grove, The Freemasons, Victors, Revolution and Olivers in Wilmslow.

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In Alderley Edge, three bags of class A drugs were found inside the men’s toilets in the Bubble Room on London Road.

When the police drugs dog walked past Parea on London Road two small bags of class A drugs were seized.

Knutsford Guardian: Two small bags of class A drugs were found at Parea on London Road, Alderley EdgeTwo small bags of class A drugs were found at Parea on London Road, Alderley Edge

The police dog also searched the toilets in The Grove in Grove Street, Wilmslow and located drugs.

Drugs were also recovered from behind a cushion in The Freemasons on Wilmslow Road.

Inspector Andy Baker, of Macclesfield local policing unit, said: “The checks we conducted on Saturday showed there were some signs of recreational drug use.

“I want to make the public aware that this police activity will continue to be carried out unexpectedly.

“It’s clear that we’re regularly pursuing the organised criminals who profit from the illegal supply of class A and class B drugs.

“However we also want to make the public aware of the wider implications that are caused by recreational drug use including how you are playing a part in a criminal enterprise and assisting in fuelling the lavish lifestyle of organised crime.

“I would encourage anyone who is aware of and may have seen drug activity taking place to please let us know. You can speak to an officer or report it anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers.”

Information can also be reported at cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/