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Added: Thursday 28 June 2012
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TWENTY properties were searched in total yesterday, as part of a high impact day in the North of the county.
80 officers carried out the searches at 20 addresses across Kettering and Wellingborough, which resulted in ten arrests for a number of offences including firearms offences, possession of drugs with intent to supply, burglary and assault.
Officers seized approximately £12,000 in cash, they also recovered what is believed to be a firearm – it is currently being examined to establish whether it is an imitation firearm or a live weapon capable of firing. Officers also seized 91 rounds of prohibited ammunition at an address in Kettering, where the firearm was recovered.
A man wanted for burglary offences in Lithuania, was arrested when officers executed a European arrest warrant in Kettering.
Another man wanted for football related disorder in Poland, was also arrested when officers executed a European arrest warrant in Kettering.
In addition, intelligence was gathered on further suspects wanted on European arrest warrants.
High visibility patrols were carried out in Kettering town centre and a road side drink drive operation in Kettering Road, Isham involved breath testing 50 drivers. No one was caught over the drink drive limit.
A number of patrols were also carried out in Telford Way to prevent fuel thefts.
Chief Inspector Chris Hillery, new District commander, said: “There are a small minority of people who cause a significant number of problems in our communities.
“They disregard the law and are intent on committing crime. The high impact day was about demonstrating that the police and the community will not take it. The pressure on criminals will be relentless.
“We are committed to reducing crime and improving the quality of life for our communities whilst making Kettering and Corby a hostile environment to commit crime.
“The feedback we’ve received from neighbours and people in the community is that they are pleased we are taken such action. And I would urge people to contact us if they have any information which can help us.
“The action we have taken is part of a wider plan around partnership working with agencies and communities to gather intelligence and prevent and detect crime, in order to make our communities safer.”