A BLANKET of police officers was rolled out across Merseyside last night.
In response to recent shootings, police threw massive resources into the affected areas.
On Wednesday, they targeted Knowsley and last night went out in Sefton.
Tomorrow night, they will be out on the streets of north Liverpool, particularly West Derby ? the scene of attacks on three pubs last Saturday night.
Officers executed warrants, stopped vehicles for roadside checks and visited pubs with drugs dogs.
Last night, police raided six houses and arrested a total of 34 people throughout the evening.
They were picked up for a range of offences, from drugs and handling stolen goods to breach of bail and skipping court.
Officers took passive police dogs into pubs.
Instead of barking like normal sniffer dogs, the specially trained canines simply sat by people they could smell drugs on.
Since the West Derby shootings six days ago, reports of shots being fired have come in from Wavertree, Allerton, Huyton and Southport. more