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TWO ARRESTED IN POLICE RAIDS

PUBLISHED: 10:53 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 08:56 21 July 2010

Police prepare to break the door down at one of the flats raided on Wednesday morning

Police prepare to break the door down at one of the flats raided on Wednesday morning

Olivia Harris, oliviaharris@mac.com 07881 810 878

Two people were arrested this morning in a crackdown on burglaries during the festive period. The Gazette joined around 20 officers as they stormed four addresses across the borough in a series of dawn raids...

Two people were arrested this morning in a crackdown on burglaries during the festive period.

The Gazette joined around 20 officers as they stormed four addresses across the borough in a series of dawn raids.

Raids were carried out at Loanda Close on the Stonebridge Estate; Millfields Road in Lower Clapton; Braydon Road in Stoke Newington; and Pearson Street, off Kingsland Road in Haggerston.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and breaching a drugs intervention order.

The men were being quizzed at Shoreditch Police Station in Shepherdess Walk as the Gazette went to press.

FOR THE FULL STORY SEE THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY.

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