Police praise "intelligence" schemes

PUBLISHED: 13:31 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 19:48 01 June 2010

ARRESTS have been made in part of Wisbech following tip-offs from local residents. Police say that as part of intelligence generated by residents and ongoing work in the Waterlees area, two warrants were executed in the Oakroyd Close area. Sgt Dave Bax

ARRESTS have been made in part of Wisbech following tip-offs from local residents.

Police say that as part of "intelligence generated by residents and ongoing work" in the Waterlees area, two warrants were executed in the Oakroyd Close area.

Sgt Dave Bax said: "The warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Trade Marks Act and the Customs and Excise Act. "A large quantity of cigarettes was recovered during the operation.

He added: "This operation is just one example of how we are building relationships with the community and generating intelligence.

"We would urge anyone who witnesses any suspicious activities in their neighbourhood to contact police.

"There are a number of ways people can do this - through the E-cops scheme, over the phone, coming into the station direct or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Over 100 residents in Wisbech have now signed up to the E-cops scheme which allows officers to communicate with the community by email, to keep residents informed of local crime information creating a two way flow of information.

On Saturday, officers were out and about in the area following up from an environmental action weekend in June.

Sgt Bax said: "It was a chance to talk to residents about the issues facing them and what they would like to see the police doing in their area.

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