POLICE have arrested five people - four men and a woman - as part of a class A drug investigation in the Wotton and Thornbury area. 

Officers carried out a warrant in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, March 20 at addresses in Tortworth, Buckover and Wotton.

Avon and Somerset Police say they believe the group were involved in the supply of class A drugs.

Four of the five were additionally arrested on suspicion of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property. 

While the fifth was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm without a certificate.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Barnaby Mabbett said: "Alongside the arrests, officers seized six expensive vehicles, several thousands of pounds in cash and a quantity of suspected cocaine. 

“They also seized a suspected imitation firearm and a crossbow and knife.

"We’re committed to cracking down on those who supply class A drugs into our area. 

“Through listening to our communities, gathering intelligence and carrying out proactive operations, we’ll ensure our area remains hostile to those who want to engage in this illegal trade.

"If you suspect someone in your area is involved in the supply or use of drugs, please report it to us on 101, via our online reporting system, or by speaking to one of your neighbourhood policing team."