Arrests in organised crime probe in Darlington

Four people have been arrested by police investigating a group suspected to be involved in organised crime.

Officers carried out early-morning raids at two properties in Darlington, one in Middlesbrough and at a business address in Darlington.

Two men aged 42 and 56, and a woman, 75, from the same family, are suspected of drugs offences, money-laundering and making fraudulent insurance claims.

The other man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

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