Police raid homes in Corby

Police raided homes across Corby during an operation to target criminals in the town.

Homes in Hazelwood Road, Brighton Road, Lerwick Road and Sedbergh Road were raided today, Wednesday, April 24.

Police detain a suspect after what is believed to be stolen property was found

Police detain a suspect after what is believed to be stolen property was found

Police teams were joined by staff from Corby Council as they carried out the raids under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The aim of the operation was to target people wanted in connection with crimes both in and out of the county, and to recover stolen property.

Four people were arrested throughout the day and investigations are ongoing.

Officers also visited a home in Kiel Walk where a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and a bicycle was seized.

A 30-year-old man was arrested for possessing class A drugs after officers searched the home in Brighton Road.

Cocaine, a bag of cutting agent and about £600 cash was also seized at the property.

The occupants of the home raided in Hazelwood Road appeared to have abandoned the property, but officers found evidence of drug use in the property including traces of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

The property had been left in a poor condition and Corby Council’s housing officers will try to trace the tenants to discuss the state of the property and the suspected drug use which had taken place.

No drugs were found at the properties in Lerwick Way and Sedbergh Road.

Speaking at the scene of one of the homes searched as part of the investigation, PC Mark Walker said: “It’s been a successful day. A lot of what we do is about the disruption side of it.

“We want to make it uncomfortable for them.

“The minute it gets comfortable, that can lead to other crimes.

“We will continue to act on information from members of the public.”

Insp Carl Sturman, Corby sector commander, said: “It is very important that our local people feel safe and secure in an environment which they enjoy.

“To that end my officers and staff will work tirelessly with our partners to bring offenders to justice, reduce offending and re-offending and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to Corby.

“In the past five years Corby has seen massive reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour with regeneration and improvements across all spheres of education, work and leisure.

“We will continue to work hard to build on those themes and ensure they continue, making Corby a pleasant and desirable place to live, work or visit.”

To report incidents of drug use call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.