Blackpool Police have released the following statement asking for help from the public.
On Friday 13th November 2020 Blackpool North NHP received information that a East European gang had taken over a hotel in North Blackpool and have been seen in possession of machetes. An emergency warrant was obtained and executed with Blackpool Task Force where a large cannabis factory has been discovered. This has dismantled and disposed of. Machetes have also been discovered hidden outside which have been seized. There is not believed to be any risk to the general public and the investigation is on going. Anyone with any information can contact PC Pepper via firstname.lastname@example.org. or via Crimestoppers.