Seventeen held in Taunton theft inquiry

Seventeen people have been arrested in Taunton during a four-night police operation aimed at retrieving stolen property.

The arrests were made for offences ranging from burglary to drugs possession. Property seized included bikes and computer equipment.

Sgt Andy Murphy said one warrant led to 10 bikes and six bike frames being recovered.

The force said people arrested ranged in age from 23 to 38.

Sgt Murphy said: "We will definitely be repeating the operation, which should be a clear warning to criminals operating in our area."

No charges have been brought yet.

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