MORE THAN 50 police officers stormed houses in Birkenhead as part of dawn raids to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Riot police blasted through doors in Carrington Street and Rundle Street as part of the government's Operation Respect.
Multiple agencies made up a 150-strong task force and swarmed the streets in search of illegal products and activities.
Partner agencies included the Antisocial Behaviour Unit, TV Licencing, the RSPCA, Environment Agency, Education and Welfare Department, the fire service, Customs and Excise, immigration, Truancy Watch, Trading Standards and the anti-smuggling team.
And the police helicopter hovered above while police enforced 11 search warrants.
The raid is part of the government's Respect programme after Wirral was selected as one of the 40 areas facing significant challenges.
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