More than 100 police officers arrested 16 people in police raids at eight locations.

Police raided eight addresses in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Bedford in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Thames Valley Police made 16 arrests and have since charged 15 people from Enfield, Banbury, Milton Keynes, and Bedford.

They are all aged between 19 and 43 and are accused of being involved in the supply of either heroin or cocaine.

The raids were part of Thames Valley Police’s campaign to target the supply and distribution of drugs in the region.

Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Superintendent Mark Johns said: “This operation is part of our Stronghold campaign targeting organised criminals and safeguarding vulnerable people.

“Organised criminals are forcing vulnerable adults, vulnerable drug users and including children to supply heroin and cocaine, through fear, intimidation and violence.

“This is about supporting vulnerable people, our police officers, PCSOs and our partners are offering them support and urging them away from their drug use.”

A 19-year-old from Enfield has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled drug of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cocaine.

He was arrested on Monday as part of Operation Roebuck.

He will appear at Oxford Magistrates today.