A pro-active policing operation in Suffolk has successfully targeted burglars and those suspected of handling stolen goods across the county.

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As part of the on-going Operation Drawbridge 11 teams of officers carried out warrants across the county on Tuesday resulting in 13 arrests in several towns including Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Haverhill and Felixstowe.

Among the arrests were a 20-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a section 1 firearm without a licence.

He has been bailed to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Wednesday 6 March.

A 19-year-old man from Lowestoft was arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been bailed to return to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre on Wednesday, March 13.

A 26-year-old man from Thetford was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

He has been bailed to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Thursday, March 21.

A 38-year-old man from Bungay was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

He received a caution.

A 29-year-old man from Lowestoft was also reported for consideration for the offence of possession of a class B drug.

Operation Drawbridge is a county-wide initiative, aimed at reducing the number of burglaries across the county.

After the arrests Det Supt Stuart Sedgwick said; “Tuesday’s operation was a success and a clear message to anyone who is considering burgling someone’s home, or attempting to profit from the sale of items that do not belong to them.

“Anyone who chooses to steal from a home, or to knowingly buy or sell stolen goods can expect to be pursued by police as part of Operation Drawbridge.

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