Ferrets, dogs and power tools from North Herts found in travellers’ site raid

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Stolen ferrets, dogs and power tools thought to belong to people in North Herts have been seized by police after a raid.

The animals and items were recovered after police officers carried out a raid at a travellers’ site in Bedford yesterday afternoon.

The warrant was issued by police after several burglaries in the North Herts area over the last month.

Ferrets and a cocker spaniel, believed to be taken from an address in Hexton on Tuesday night, were found as well as a Labrador with seven puppies.

Around 25 different power tools, which are thought to have been stolen during burglaries in North Herts over the past month were also seized.

A chipping machine and a caravan which are also believed to have been stolen were also removed by police.

North Herts Chief Inspector Julie Wheatley said: “I’m thrilled with this result.

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“We had received several reports of dogs and other animals being stolen in the North Herts area so it became a real issue for us.

“As a result, we utilised a large number of resources and worked closely with Bedfordshire Police to help tackle the problem quickly.

“Yesterday’s result is a really good example of several teams working together, including members of the public, to target those who commit crime.”

Anyone who has recently had tools stolen from the North Herts area and thinks any of these items may belong to them should to contact the Local Crime Unit at Hitchin via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

A 19-year-old man from Stopsley in Bedfordshire has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. He remains in custody at this time.