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Seven arrested in York

Seven arrested in York

10:41am 16th November 2010
(Updated 1:27pm 16th November 2010)

Seven arrested in latest blitz on criminals York police have arrested seven people and seized criminal assets worth more than £20,000 in the latest swoop under Operation Secure.

Over the weekend, officers executed warrants at nine addresses across York targeting stolen goods, brothel keeping, misuse of drugs and money laundering.

Police seized vehicles worth a total of £20,000 from a property in Murton near York, the vehicles were suspected of being criminal assets. Officers also recovered five high-value bicycles from a property in Celtic Close suspected of being stolen. Drugs including cannabis and amphetamine were also seized during the operation.

York Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Alisdair Dey, said:

“Operation Secure is a sustained campaign to drive down crime in York and bring to justice those who make life a misery for local people.

“Information from members of the public is vital and these results show what can be done when police and the public work together. The more you tell us, the more we can do to root out criminals from your neighbourhhod.

“You don’t have to call the police, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously and you could qualify for a cash reward. So ring now on 0800 555 111 and tell them what you know.”

Wang Hoang Wing, 24 and Lele Zhou, 40 were arrested and charged with keeping a brothel at 33 Landsdowne Terrace in York. They appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and were remanded to appear again on Wednesday 17th November. A 38 year old man from York was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug after police executed a warrant at Arncliffe House, Burnsall Drive in York.

A 71 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply following a warrant executed in Allen Close, York. He has been released on bail while enquiries continue. A 27 year old man from York, who was wanted by York police was arrested and charged with assault and harassment, he has been remanded to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 18th November.

A 16 year old was arrested on suspicion of theft of cycles and possession of cannabis. He has been released on bail while enquiries continue. A 31 year old woman from Tang Hall was given a caution for possession of cannabis.

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