Two people charged after suspected stolen items recovered in Burnley house raid

A man and a woman have been charged with handling stolen goods after police seized a large number of items from an address in Burnley.

Friday, 3rd December 2021, 7:45 am
Updated Friday, 3rd December 2021, 7:46 am

Officers from the Immediate Response Team 5 executed a search warrant at an address on Griffin Close, Burnley, on Wednesday.

A large number of items that were suspected to have been stolen from several recent burglaries were seized from the address and two of the occupants James Hennessy (40) and Emma Smithies (32), charged with handling stolen goods. The pair will appear before the courts in due course.

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "We continue to rely on information from the public in relation to fighting crimes like these.

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Police executed the search warrant on Wednesday

"We will continue to target and disrupt criminals involved in these offences and would like to remind the criminals of Lancashire that these crimes won't be tolerated in our communities.

"If anyone knows information that could assist us in recovering stolen property or any other offences they wish to make us aware of then they can contact us on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency. Likewise you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website https://orlo.uk/BMHb0."