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Preston police raids find stolen property and drugs

Posted on - 28th February, 2013 - 9:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News

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Preston police report that property and cannabis were seized as they executed warrants at two properties in Preston.

A search warrant was executed at a house on Halton Place, Ribbleton at around 2pm on Wednesday 20 February.

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A compactor machine, valued at around £800 and a breaker power unit, valued at around £2,500, were amongst the items seized.

Following the execution of the warrant, officers searched a second property on Kingfisher Street, Deepdale where they seized 25 cannabis plants with a street value of around £10,000.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

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Sgt Paul McLernon from the neighbourhood policing team said: “We executed the warrants after receiving information about a stolen bicycle.

“If we suspect that someone is involved in handling stolen property or drugs, we will take action.

“We recognise the impact these crimes have on the local community and we are committed to doing all we can to bring offenders to justice.

“I would ask residents to work with us – report any suspicious activity and keep your property secure to help deter thieves.”

The action comes as Lancashire Constabulary is running Operation Julius – a crackdown on burglary aimed at preventing crime, targeting criminals and detecting burglaries.

Officers will use a range of overt and covert tactics during the month long crackdown to tackle suspected offenders and disrupt their activity. Lancashire’s top 30 burglary suspects will be visited, officers will be executing warrants and high-visibility police patrols will be carried out in hotspot areas.

Officers are still investigating the stolen bicycle. Anyone with any information about it – a white and black Scott Scale 50 mountain bike – should contact the police on 101.

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