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Ten Arrested in Ipswich Police Operation

PUBLISHED: 18:48 15 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

POLICE officers have today arrested ten people following a day of action in Ipswich.

A total of forty police officers - both uniformed and plain clothes - raided a number of premises around the town and made arrests in connection with offences of possession of drugs, suspicion of burglary and non appearance of crown court bail.

POLICE officers have today arrested ten people following a day of action in Ipswich.

A total of forty police officers – both uniformed and plain clothes – raided a number of premises around the town and made arrests in connection with offences of possession of drugs, suspicion of burglary and non appearance of crown court bail.

It is expected that further arrests will be made following today's operation.

Stolen items including a TV, CD player and fireworks were recovered which were had gone missing from homes and vehicles. A small quantity of drugs believed to have a street value of less than £300 were also seized from a number of addresses, these included a small amount of crack cocaine.

The operation is the first in a series of days of action being planned in the southern area.

Superintendent Geoff Munns of Ipswich Police said: "The key to today's success was a combination of good intelligence and the element of surprise.

"It sends a clear message to the criminal fraternity that we have the resources to hit them hard – and they won't know when or where we will strike.

"Today's efforts were primarily aimed at offenders connected with burglaries and car crime in Ipswich.

"Both of these crimes cause a great deal of misery and inconvenience to victims – and active targeting of the perpetrators of these crimes are aimed to have a positive impact on local people's quality of life."

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