Police launch operation after increase in offences

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A police operation has been launched in Creswell following an increase in burglaries and bike thefts.

Operation Rainfall involves officers targeting offenders believed to be responsible for the crimes.

Nine suspects have been arrested so far.

Sergeant Mathew Winterbottom, who is leading the operation, said: “Our intention is to continue to carry out increased patrols and actively seek out criminals that are affecting the quality of life for local residents.

“We do act on the intelligence provided by local residents.”