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Weapons and stolen vehicles recovered in four Nottinghamshire house raids

A haul of weapons, drugs, power tools and suspected stolen cars and motorbikes have all been uncovered after officers raided four houses.

The early morning raid planned by the Newark Operation Reacher team on Wednesday (21 June) saw officers simultaneously enter four addresses in Byron Close, Newark.

An electric bike, power tools, Class A and B drugs, cash, drug paraphernalia, multiple phones, several motorbikes, and knives were all seized from the different houses.

Officers also seized a van and car.

Working alongside officers from the tactical support group, dog unit, drone team, Sherwood neighbourhood policing officers, and Lincolnshire Police, the group carried out a thorough search of all four addresses resulting in four arrests.

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A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and a man aged 28, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

They have both been bailed with conditions while inquiries continue.

A further man, aged 32, was arrested for burglary offences committed in Lincolnshire.

The team’s work didn’t stop there though as they spotted a man wanted in connection with unrelated offences in the area and arrested a 51-year-old man.

Sergeant Mike Taylor, of Newark and Sherwood’s Operation Reacher team, said: “This was a great result for everyone involved in targeting certain houses that we know are causing issues for the community.

“This was a big operation that saw us join forces with not only other teams across the force but also the council and our colleagues over at Lincolnshire Police.

“Our inquiries are still ongoing into the seized items, and we have already confirmed some of these as stolen.

“Even when we are out on warrants as we’ve shown here, we’re always on the lookout for people wanted for other crimes. It’s our job to keep our communities safe so we will gather intelligence and listen to your reports about crime in your areas and act on them.”

Anyone with any information on illegal activity happening in the area is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 95 of 21 June 2023, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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