Police make arrests in crime crackdown

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Police made 50 arrests and seized cash and drugs in a three-week crackdown on drug dealers, burglars and thieves.

Operation Impact, which ran across Chesterfield, led to the recovery of £11,000 in cash after officers raided 12 homes.

Drugs including M-Cat and cannabis were found.

Sergeant Simon Cartwright, who organised and led the operation, said: “Crime, and the effects of crime, can cause serious harm within our communities.

“By carrying out targeted action as we have done during Operation Impact, not only are we taking criminals, drugs and stolen property off the streets, we are also preventing people becoming victims of crime.

“I hope residents feel reassured that the police are doing all they can to reduce crime, targeting those who cause harm in their local area.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Dawson said: “Operation Impact is one of the ways we are working to maintain low levels of crime and hopefully help reduce them further.

“The operation is about targeting crimes and issues which are affecting each area while also gathering intelligence from residents who are our eyes and ears in the community.”