Busy weekend for Kettering police team

Kettering's police team made a number of arrests over the weekend

By Phoebe Radford
Monday, 6th July 2020, 10:55 am

Police in Kettering had a busy weekend dealing with shoplifters, a prisoner wanted on recall and a wanted person.

The Kettering Neighbourhood Police Team shared this weekend's events on their Twitter page.

On Saturday, the team dealt with a prisoner wanted on recall, Kettering Police Team said: "Kettering officers found a male sitting in a side street in Kettering town centre today.

Kettering's neighbourhood police team had a busy weekend

"He was arrested and returned to prison in Colchester. He was wanted on a recall to prison warrant and had made his way from Colchester to Kettering undetected."

On Sunday, the team first shared news of an arrest they made in Kettering's Newlands Centre.

The team said: "Today, Kettering Neighbourhood and Response officers arrested another wanted person, seen on CCTV going into the Newlands Centre.

"The last thing needed on a quiet shopping trip is officers running through the centre. Thank you to the public for your support."

Later that day, the team dealt with another incident in town.

Kettering Police Team said: "A persistent shoplifter was stopped by Kettering Neighbourhood officers from stealing in three shops today and made to return goods she had tried to steal, told officers to; "**** off you ***** and stop harrassing me"."

"She left town, making the right decision."

Just before the weekend, on Thursday, the team had dealt with another shoplifting crime. Kettering Police Team said on Friday: "Two foreign nationals visiting Birmingham were arrested in Kettering last night outside a local supermarket after concealing £207 worth of cosmetics in foil lined bags and leaving the store without paying."

Northamptonshire Police have been asked for comment.

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