There has been a 26% rise in the number of children and young people hospitalised after self-harming in the East of England.
Arrests After Police Raids
Searches were carried out at properties in Thetford, Watton and Dereham.
They were carried out as part of Operation Octane, Norfolk Constabulary’s on-going campaign to target prolific criminals or those causing significant harm in the local community.
Chief Constable Phil Gormley accompanied staff on one raid in St Nicholas, Thetford, which started off the day’s activities early this morning.
One person was arrested on suspicion of committing commercial burglaries during two later raids in Saxon Place, Thetford. He is currently awaiting questioning at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.
Two warrants were carried out in Chaston Walk in Watton and these were followed by one in Heathlands in Swaffham. A quantity of cannabis was recovered from this address, alongside currency which is suspected to be counterfeit. No arrests were made at this address but enquiries continue.
Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “Today’s high profile police action was specifically targeted at individuals believed to be significantly impacting on crime and anti-social behaviour in the local area,” he said.
“It forms just part of our on-going work to identify, target and remove from our law-abiding communities, those people intent on causing harm or preying on the vulnerable.”
Police have confirmed that a man and a teenage boy have died after an incident at West Meadows in Ipswich yesterday afternoon.
More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record.
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