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Fourteen arrested in Leicestershire stolen goods raids

Fourteen men and youths have been arrested in Leicestershire in a series of raids as part of a police crackdown on the handling of stolen goods.

About 90 officers took part in the two-day operation in which 19 addresses were searched across the county.

During the raids, part of Operation Consequence, officers seized several thousand pounds worth of goods and cash.

One man, 29, was charged with intent to supply but others have been bailed.

Items included games consoles, laptops, class A and C drugs and mobile phones.

Further inquiries

A total of 71 vehicles were also stopped by officers who were carrying out planned stop checks.

Those arrested were aged between 15 and 29.

The 13 who have not been charged were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Evans, of Leicestershire Constabulary, said: "Officers recovered stolen goods worth thousands of pounds during this two-day operation and we hope to return those items to their rightful owners."

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