Cannabis plants, weapons and stolen sex toys seized during Wellingborough drugs raids

Officers also executed a warrant in Little Harrowden as part of Operation Revive to tackle rising violence, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the town

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 5:08 pm
Some of the weapons found during today's police raids

Police officers in Wellingborough executed three warrants this morning (Wednesday) with two people in custody as a result.

The activity was part of Operation Revive - a multi-partnership project which looks to address the issue of rising violence, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the town.

While the operation aims to take a holistic approach to the issues, including having a strong focus on preventative work, the enforcement aspect of the operation is also hugely important.

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In partnership with Greatwell Homes, warrants were executed at two properties in Kingfisher Close were and one later on the day in Hardwick Road, Little Harrowden, with suspected Class A drugs and approximately 80 cannabis plants seized.

One male and one female in their 30s were also arrested on suspicion of cultivating Cannabis.

During their searches of one of the properties in Kingfisher Way, officers also uncovered items believed to have been stolen including seven mountain bikes, two electric-scooters, power tools and bizarrely, some sex toys.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Chris Stevens, said: “The aim of Op Revive is to send clear and consistent messages to criminals in Wellingborough that we are not here to mess around and that we will come after you if you insist on committing crime here.

Some of the cannabis plants found earlier today

“This morning’s warrants were successful and as well as the drugs seized, it was great to retrieve items suspected to have been stolen.

"Hopefully we’ll be able to reunite them with their rightful owners.

"The message I would like to pass to offenders living in social housing is that the police will share information where appropriate with our partner agencies.

"This could place your tenancies at risk and result in you being evicted.

"I would also highlight our action today to the law abiding sections of the community as evidence that we do listen to your concerns and we do act on your information."

Chris Holloway, head of housing and support services at Greatwell Homes, said: “The outcomes of today have involved months of planning from our Neighbourhood Housing Team working closely with the Northamptonshire Police.

“We take all anti-social behaviour cases seriously and we will work with other agencies to ensure the continued safety of our customers and their communities.”