/ Six arrested after raids in Stockport

Six people have been arrested following raids in Stockport this morning.

Today (Thursday 7 December 2017) GMP officers have executed warrants at a number of addresses as part of an investigation into burglary and money laundering offences that have happened in the area.

A total of six people have been arrested on suspicion of offences including conspiracy to commit burglary, participating in the activities of an organised crime group, money laundering, handling stolen goods and perverting the course of justice.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Hughes of GMP’s Stockport borough, said: “Today’s warrants are the result of the hard work that our officers have put into investigating a long term issue with organised crime in the area.

“While we do all we can to prevent crime from happening, we are also committed to uncovering the people who benefit from this type of criminality and today’s action is part of that.

“We will continue to investigate all forms of organised crime and work with partners to support those affected.

"Organised criminality, of any form, should not have to be tolerated and I urge members of the community to help us to help tackle crime within their localities."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9770 or 101, or make a report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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