Ten arrests linked to knife crime made in Northampton
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Ten people have been arrested in connection with knife crime after a number of warrants were executed across Northampton this week.
In the early hours of Wednesday, June 9, six warrants were executed at various addresses in Northampton resulting in six arrests.
Yesterday, (Thursday, June 10), four more warrants were executed with four people arrested.
The arrests have all been made in connection with an ongoing investigation into a number of crimes in Northampton in early 2021.
These include a stabbing incident where a man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition but has since been released and is continuing with his recovery.
As well as the arrests made, key pieces of evidence as well a quantity of drugs and cash were seized as part of the warrants.
The ten people arrested are eight men aged 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 21, 25 and 27, one woman aged 21, and one boy aged 17.
Detective Superintendent Paul Rymarz, said: “Knife crime is a matter of priority for this Force and as you can see here, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to our efforts in bringing the offenders to justice.
“Whilst this is a live and complex investigation which we cannot go into too much detail about at this time, we hope the execution of these warrants and these ten arrests sends a very clear message to people who carry knives and engage in violent crime.
“People may think warrants are used only in situations where the aim is to seize drugs, however the ones executed this week shows that that is not in the case and also demonstrates the seriousness with which we take knife crime.”
The warrants’ success was as a result of some fantastic interdepartmental work between Northamptonshire Police’s CID and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Lee Flavell, said: “In addition to today’s enforcement, we are following up with work, alongside our partners, in the Goldings and Blackthorn area.
“Anyone who has any concerns is encouraged to speak to one of their neighbourhood policing officers as we will be more than happy to help.”