FOUR men were arrested and drugs and weapons were seized in a series of police raids in Witney. 

Officers raided three homes in Witney and surrounding areas on Monday morning, smashing their way into at least one of the properties.

Four men were arrested, a 22-year-old and a 26-year-old from Witney, and two 25-year-olds from Carterton. 

All remain in custody at this time.

During the raids, officers found and seized quantities of suspected Class A, Class B drugs and drugs paraphernalia.

Officers also seized a number of weapons.

Neighbourhood Inspector, Steve Hookham, said: "We have arrested four people and seized drugs as a result of these warrants.

"We are committed to tackle those who are thought to be dealing drugs in Witney, as part of our ongoing Stronghold campaign, which aims to work in partnership to tackle serious and organised crime.

"Drug dealing in West Oxfordshire will not be tolerated.

"We would ask anyone who is aware of drug dealing in their community to please report it to us on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously."