10 arrested in Burnley crime crackdown

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A FURTHER 10 men and youths have been arrested as part of a major police investigation into burglary and thefts in Burnley.

The men, aged between 16 and 34, were arrested after a series of raids at eight homes in Waterbarn Street, Albert Street, Steer Street, Sharp Street, Redvers Street, Boundary Street and Leyland Road on Monday.

A total of 34 people have now been arrested after officers carried out a number of raids last week as part of Operation Loroley.

Throughout the investigation, which began seven months ago, officers have seized 573 items of suspected stolen property totalling around £174,000, including vehicles, televisions, mobile telephones, gardening equipment, along with a large amount of cannabis and cash.

Following the arrests, neighbourhood police officers handed out leaflets to reassure residents in the areas where the raids had taken place.

Chief Supt Clive Tattum, Pennine divisional commander, said: “This action is in response to community concerns and we know from the feedback we have received that people are really pleased with the action we have taken.

“We have asked the public to work with us and this activity should send a clear message that if people give information to us, we will take action.”

If anyone has information or is concerned about crime in their area they can contact police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.