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Woodland search as part of week of action

Police officers have conducted searches of a wooded area in Wellingborough as part of our latest focus on Serious and Organised Crime.

Specialist police officers conducted the search after receiving information that weapons and drugs were being hidden in the wooded area between Sinclair Drive and Hardwick Road on the edge of Park Farm Industrial Estate.

Sergeant Tony Payne, said: “Organised crime groups use a multitude of tactics to try and avoid capture, including keeping items away from their home addresses.

“Woods and overgrown areas are places criminals think their items won’t be found, which is why we’re reliant on the public’s help to tell us when they see people acting suspiciously.”

Officers conducting the search are able to use drones, police search dogs and specialist metal detectors in order to find items used in the execution of crime which have been hidden from view.

A previous search of Lings Wood in Northampton uncovered three knives and a baseball bat.

Serious and organised crime is taking centre stage this week as part of a 12-week surge activity focused on our Matters of Priority.

This is the final week of Northamptonshire Police’s focus on the four priorities set out by Chief Constable Nick Adderley - violence against women and girls, drugs harm, serious and organised crime, and serious violence.

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