Suffolk: 13 Arrested In Day Of Action
11 April 2013, 11:25 | Updated: 11 April 2013, 15:33
13 people have been arrested after raids across Suffolk including in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Haverhill.
Officers raided dozens of homes in the countywide operation as part of what they are calling Operation Drawbridge.
As well as 13 arrests, one man was charged with burglary. 19-year-old Luke Andrews from Kelly Road in Ipswich was charged with one count of burglary and is now due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday 24 April.
The operation's aimed at reducing the number of burglaries in Suffolk and increasing the number of crimes being 'solved' with offenders brought to justice.
Chief Inspector Kim Warner, Policing Commander for St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath said:
"This was a very successful operation with our teams of officers successfully executing a number of warrants and making five arrests in the process.
"This is a really positive enforcement message to those involved in criminality that Suffolk Police will target and prosecute them wherever possible."
Superintendent Phil Aves said; "The warrants were executed as part of a countywide day of action to target criminals and were aimed at disrupting the activities of those thought to be involved in offences. We will continue to take action, both on forcewide days like this and independently, to catch individuals suspected of being concerned in the supply of drugs which is often linked to other criminality."