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Added: Wednesday 27 June 2012
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THE criminal fraternity and those believed to be involved in crime were given a harsh wake up call this morning with 12 simultaneous police warrants executed in Kettering and Wellingborough.
Officers raided 11 addresses and conducted a search on a vehicle, this morning in Kettering and Wellingborough as part of a pre planned high impact day aimed at disrupting the criminal fraternity and targeting those believed to be responsible for committing crime.
More than 60 officers were briefed at 8.00am with 12 warrants being executed shortly after. In total more than 80 officers took part in the day, and a total of 17 warrants have been executed throughout the day.
10 people were arrested 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.
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. Today 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.
“Today’s action 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.”