Arrests made as police seize drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods in Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage raids

Police seized drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods and made two arrests in a series of raids in Hi

Police seized drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods and made two arrests in a series of raids in Hitchin and Letchworth this morning. - Credit: Archant

Police seized drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods and made two arrests in a series of raids in Hitchin and Letchworth this morning.

Officers raided a flat at Cannon House in Queen Street, Hitchin, at 8.15am and seized Class B and C drugs – as well as a large quantity of electric razors, which are believed to have been stolen.

In Letchworth, officers entered an address in Campers Avenue and seized a substantial amount of cash and a Nissan Navara.

A 25-year-old woman from Letchworth was arrested under the Proceeds of Crime Act, while a 30-year-old Letchworth man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Both remain in custody. A garage in Hillbrow was also searched.

The operation, led by Sergeant Jon Vine of North Herts Operation Scorpion, also involved the Intervention team, Hitchin and Letchworth safer neighbourhood teams, special constables and a dogs team.

Sgt Vine said: “Drug-related crime in Letchworth and Hitchin is low and to keep it that way we are determined to deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such offences.”

In raids in Stevenage on Friday, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, relating to an incident in 2014, and possession of cannabis. A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, relating to an incident in March this year, and possession of cannabis. In both cases cannabis was seized.

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