Arrest in Breckland day of action
22 February 2013
One person has been arrested today and a quantity of suspected
counterfeit currency and cannabis was seized in a series of police
raids across Breckland.
The warrants in Thetford, Watton and Dereham, were carried out
under the banner 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
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
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.”
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