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Six arrests after police operation across Burntwood and Lichfield

Police have made six arrests after an operation across Burntwood and Lichfield.

Operation Impact targeted people involved in burglary and other acquisitive crime, which is often linked to drug dealing.

Teams of police officers executed a series of search and arrest warrants at addresses across Burntwood and Lichfield throughout the day, leading to the arrests of five men and one woman.

Burntwood neighbourhood commander Inspector David Challinor and Inspector Jed White, neighbourhood commander for Lichfield, said:

“Operation Impact as about taking positive police action in our communities. Criminals make up a tiny percentage of the local population and we are targeting those people who we have strong suspicion are involved in crime.

“People living in local neighbourhoods have said they want to see action taken against criminals who target their homes and cars and against people dealing in drugs. Their criminal activity, and the anti-social behaviour it attracts, can be a serious concern and affect people’s quality of life.

“We want to reassure residents and businesses that, together with our partners, we are continuing to work hard to make life difficult for the small minority of people who want to live off the proceeds of crime.”

In Burntwood, police arrested two men, aged 30 and 31 on suspicion of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and a 39-year-old man on suspicion of possession of heroin and cannabis. In Lichfield a 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and cannabis possession, while two men, aged 17 and 20, were held on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

More than £800 in cash and property, including plasma and LCD televisions were seized during the warrants.

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