Police raids in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Police have carried out raids across Cheltenham as part of an investigation into a major conspiracy to steal from cashpoints in the county.

Seven people arrested in raids in Cheltenham on Tuesday have been released on bail.

Gloucestershire Police carried out raids as part of an investigation into a major conspiracy to steal from cashpoints in the county.

Over 200 officers searched seven houses in the town while officers from West Mercia Police took part in a raid near Evesham.

The investigation started in January after suspicious activity at a bank in Bristol Road in Gloucester, a cashpoint in The Green, Bishops Cleeve was attacked two days later, and a similar incident happened days later in Rutherford Way, Cheltenham.

It is believed an attempt was then made to remove a cashpoint from the foyer area of a bank in Tetbury
 
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Atkinson told Heart more about the operation:

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Six men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft from cash machines in connection with the investigation and released on bail until September 23rd.

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