Leicester

Three arrested in Leicestershire burglary raid

Three men have been arrested over a series of distraction burglaries in a police raid at a Leicestershire travellers' site.

Police from Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire carried out the raid at the site in Ullesthorpe, near Lutterworth, earlier.

The men, aged 29, 31 and 52 were arrested and three plots were searched.

Officers said the men were suspected of carrying out a number of burglary offences throughout the country.

Ch Insp Rich Keenan, of Leicestershire Police, said: "This was a targeted operation against identified individuals, not a raid on the whole site.

"We have tried to minimise disruption to other residents of the site."

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