Police raid Kettering home in bid to tackle crime hotspot area of town

Police raid a home in Wood Street, Kettering, on Wednesday, November 19

Police raid a home in Wood Street, Kettering, on Wednesday, November 19

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A house in Kettering has been raided by police as part of their bid to tackle one of the county’s crime hotspots.

The Wood Street home was searched by officers executing a warrant at about 8.45am today (Wednesday, November 19).

The police raid in Wood Street, Kettering, on Wednesday morning, November 19

The police raid in Wood Street, Kettering, on Wednesday morning, November 19

It is part of Northamptonshire Police’s Futures Programme, which is focusing on the All Saints area of Kettering – as well as Oundle and surrounding villages – in a project which aims to work out the best ways to cut crime and reassure residents.

The All Saints area of Kettering is judged to have one of the highest crime rates in Northamptonshire.

The latest raid took place at a property opposite Park Infant and Junior School, and although police have since confirmed that no arrests were made and no drugs found, officers say members of the public should be reassured that police will investigate whatever intelligence they receive.

Sgt Kevin Woolridge, who is leading the Futures Programme in Kettering, said the force had been tipped off about the property by some members of the community. He added: “I think they will be reassured – the community has raised this issue with us, and they will be pleased we are taking action.”