Police warning as fresh raids are carried out

Northamptonshire Police has told criminals they cannot hide for long, after carrying out their latest high-impact day this afternoon (Friday, January 18).

Raids, under the umbrella of Operation Guardian – which targets the perpetrators of burglary, robbery and car crime in the county – took place in Kettering, despite the snow making for treacherous conditions.

The sting, which involved 12 officers based at stations across the north of the county, included a raid at an address in the town centre, as police executed a warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Inspector Kev Byrne, from Northamptonshire Police, said the raids were about making the public aware of the police presence in their area.

He said: “Today has been about pro-active activity, aimed at reducing dwelling and vehicle crime.

“The people we are targeting are those people we know or believe have been involved in these crimes.”

He added that the force as a whole has started to increase the amount of pro-active operations.

“If we have got information or intelligence to go knocking at people’s doors, or forcing entry, then we will do so,” he said.

Insp Byrne also appealed for the public’s help in tracking down serial offenders. He added: “There are people who commit crime living among us. We would welcome, and urge, anyone who knows someone who is committing crime in their town to contact us.”