More visible neighbourhood teams and a strong, clear message will help police will crack down on the threat from "county lines" drugs activity in Witney.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley Police Matthew Barber said the town was not immune to the growing national problem.

During a national week of action, two people were arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences following reports a person was being cuckooed.

Cuckooing is taking over the home of a vulnerable person to  use it as a base for illegal drug dealing, typically as part of a county lines operation.

Another person was charged and a third person arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences in a quiet residential street.

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Mr Barber said: "People think of county lines as being something of large towns and cities. Sadly the issues of drugs abuse and the crime and violence associated with it can affect every community.

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"It is not something new and Thames Valley Police has not just been working to combat county lines but also raising awareness of the issue.

"That is why I'm so keen on spreading the preventative message that anyone who takes illegal drugs, however much they may chose to normalise it, is fuelling exploitation, probably in their own community."

Mr Barber said: "As well as the enforcement work the Violence Reduction Unit brings together partners across local authorities and health to tackle these wider issues.

"We're leading nationally in sharing information between agencies and as we increase the number of neighbourhood police officers during this year, those local teams, increasing their visibility will be even more critical in tackling problems such as cuckooing and exploitation."

Thames Valley Police arrested 98 people during the County Lines Intensification Week, coordinated by the NPCC-led National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC), from 9 to 15 October.