10:15AM, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Seven people have been arrested following the execution of warrants in Slough yesterday (Tuesday).
It comes as police launched an operation aiming to crackdown on burglary in the town. ‘Op Clockwork’ targets drug supply, which the force said goes on to fuel crime such a burglary, and officers executed three drug warrants in the town.
Four people were arrested after a warrant was carried out at an address in Bridport Way, where 30 to 40 wraps of what is believed to be class A drugs were seized, along with cash and drug paraphernalia.
A 43-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, all from Slough, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and have been released under investigation.
One man was arrested after a search of an address in Montague Road, where class A drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized. The 20-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and has been released under investigation.
A 43-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were also arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and theft from a motor vehicle following a warrant executed at Pursers Court. They have been released under investigation.
Police said there will be further law enforcement activity ‘designed to keep pressure on those responsible for drug supply’.
Detective Sergeant Lorna Fox from Slough Investigation Hub, said: "This campaign is the priority for Slough’s Local Policing Area. The Neighbourhood and Investigative Policing Teams are working together to focus on reducing burglary.
“Our aim is to deter the criminals from entering our homes and ensure that we are doing all we can to protect our property, alongside ongoing investigations to prosecute offenders.
“However, we need the public’s help to achieve this. We’re suggesting people should invest in a timer switch to set a light to come on to ensure homes look occupied when people are out. Also we would urge people always to lock windows and doors and set alarms, if they have one, when they go out.
"We will be sending uniformed and plain-clothed police officers out on the streets to provide reassurance and extra patrols.
“We urge residents to remain vigilant, report suspicious activity to the police and together we will aim to reduce the number of victims of burglary this year.”
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