WATCH THIS: Dramatic video of armed officer using a chainsaw to start drugs raid in Northampton

Four arrested after police smash their way in to large property in Billing Road

This is the amazing moment caught on video as armed police smash their way into a Northampton house during a drugs raid.

Four people were arrested following the raid involving 14 officers at a large Billing Road led by the Northampton Priority Area Team on Thursday morning.

It is understood a quantity of drugs were seized and suspects arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

The video was posted online by the Northampton Armed Vehicle Response team using body-worn camera footage capturing the moment officers broke through the front door during the raid.

One officer wielding a chainsaw cuts through the door before a second officer smashes the door open using a ram.

The raid is the latest carried out during Northamptonshire Police's 100 Days of Intense Action campaign, targeting criminals and known drugs gangs across the county.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, said: “A lot of the people we have arrested and charged as part of these warrants have falsely been under the impression for some time that their activity has gone under the radar.

A second officer finishes the job with a heavy ram as police raid the property in Billing Road

“This couldn’t be further from the truth. We know a lot more about them than they’d like to think and paranoia is now beginning to creep in. All the drug dealers will now be wondering – will it be my door next?

“My message to these drug dealers is simple - we may not have gone through your door this week, and we may not even go through it next week, but we are watching you, make no mistake about that, and eventually we will catch up with you and bring you to justice.”

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One armed officer chops through the door with a chain saw. Photos: Northamptonshire Police

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