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Thirteen arrested in Ipswich raids

PUBLISHED: 10:14 14 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK Police sent out a clear warning to criminals in Ipswich after they swooped to arrest 13 people on a day of raids in Ipswich.

A total of 36 officers, both uniform and plain clothed, executed ten warrants, around the town yesterday and made arrests in connection for offences like the possession of drugs and burglary.

By Victoria Knowles

victoria.knowles@ecng.co.uk

SUFFOLK Police sent out a clear warning to criminals in Ipswich after they swooped to arrest 13 people on a day of raids in the town.

A total of 36 officers, both uniformed and plain clothed, executed ten warrants, around the town yesterday and made arrests in connection for offences including the possession of drugs and burglary.

There were also a number of arrests for non-appearance in court.

The arrests started at around 7.15am yesterday and continued well in to the afternoon. They covered the whole of the town.

Although the arrests centred on drugs and theft-related crime, police are quick to point out that pro-active policing will cover all crime.

Detective Inspector Neville Farthing said: "The operation was undoubtedly a success. Over time we have gathered intelligence which enabled us to target active criminals associated with drugs, burglaries and car crimes.

"By continuing with these days of action we are sending out a clear message to the criminal fraternity that we have the resources to hit them hard, without them knowing when or where."

Yesterday's action is another example of how police are pro-actively targeting those who commit crime.

Police spokeswoman Lisa Wilson said: "This is part of our on-going initiative to target these active criminals. We have carried out other successful days like this and will continue to do so."

Drugs with a street value of more than £4,000 was recovered along with stolen property, including power tools, camera equipment and clothing, all believed to have been stolen from the Ipswich area.

This crackdown is part of the high profile Operation Jubilee which aims to target burglary and drug related crime in the area.

The first of these crack down days took place on November 15 when 15 addresses were raided and substantial arrests made.


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