POLICE have made a number of arrests in connection with an early morning crime spree.
The suspects were detained after officers acted on tip-offs from the public and are being questioned. The Mail reported yesterday how homes and cars across the Headland area of Hartlepool were targeted in one morning. Among the belongings taken were a 13ft kayak from the back garden of a house in Winston Court and two mountain bikes from a garden in Marine Drive. Acting Chief Inspector Mick Brown, of Hartlepool Police, said up to seven people had been arrested. He added: "These arrests were made as a result of CID working in conjunction with uniformed officers and members of the public. "We are delighted with the response of the public and would like to reassure them that these matters are treated very seriously."
Police are still appealing for information and are urging callers to telephone Hartlepool Police on (01642) 326326.
(Reproduced from the Hartlepool Mail, 19th May)
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