Police use stop and search to target burglars

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Police in Spalding are using stop and search powers to target burglars as part of Operation Bonus.

A man was arrested on August 8 and later convicted of burglary in Pinchbeck Road and, on August 26, a second man was arrested for burglary at an address in Spalding’s Stonegate.

Overnight on September 9-10, more arrests followed from 25 stop and searches around Spalding. A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and another man was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin.

Community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “Inevitably, many of the people that we stop and search are law abiding members of the community going about their lawful business and I am sorry for any inconvenience caused to them.”

He said there were no further burglaries reported on September 9-10.

“This shows the benefits of effective use of our stop and search powers,” he added.