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Arrests made in Herefordshire police operation
3:41pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
POLICE were out in force across Herefordshire today in the largest policing operation in the county for three years.
More than 30 warrants were carried out at addresses all over the county under Operation Wingspan, in a bid to disrupt criminal activity.
About 120 officers from across the force area were involved in carrying out the searches in areas including Ledbury and Hereford.
Officers carried out a warrant at a property in Albert Road, in Ledbury.
A quantity of cannabis was found on the property but no arrests were made as property was unoccupied at the time.
A key part of the day also involved tackling a suspected Organised Crime Group (OCG) within Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.
Superintendent Ivan Powell, policing commander for Herefordshire, said: “Thankfully, serious organised crime is rare in our county and we hope this day of action sends a clear message to anyone involved in an OCG that their activities are not welcome here.
“Operation Wingspan aims to send a clear message to those involved in criminal activity and the community at large, that if we receive information about criminality we will act upon it.”
So far under Operation Wingspan, police have arrested 17 people and a number of items including firearms, Class A and B drugs, a suspected stolen motorbike and two dangerous dogs have been seized.
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