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Man arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images in Bury St Edmunds


A man has been arrested in Bury St Edmunds on suspicion of possessing indecent images.

A warrant was conducted in Bury St Edmunds and a 32-year-old man arrested.

He has since been bailed to return to Bury Police Investigation Centre on 03/05/16.

The arrest was part of a multi-agency pro-active day of disruption across Suffolk, targeting those who commit all forms of criminality.

Acting Inspector Andrew Martin, who ran the operation said: “This operation successfully targeted criminals committing all types of offences across the county, ranging from drugs to motor offences, as well as helping to protect the vulnerable. Pro-active days such as this send a clear message to those operating in Suffolk that their illegal actions will not be tolerated, and that we are dedicated to making Suffolk a safer place to live, work and visit.”

Inspector Julian Ditcham from Suffolk and Norfolk Roads Policing and Firearms Unit, who managed the check site, said: “This was a pleasing result which resulted in a significant number of drivers being spoken to by ourselves and our partners on a number of issues.

“It is really important that we raise awareness of the dangers of committing offences on our roads – where all road users can be put at risk. We will continue to target motorists who commit these offences and will do all we can to promote road safety across the county.”

During the operation, members of Waveney District Council’s Active Communities and Housing teams visited the area involved and offered support to vulnerable residents who may have been affected by drugs activity. Where relevant, residents were provided with information on how to access drug support services, such as Turning Point. The teams also listened to local concerns and provided reassurance regarding anti-social behaviour and community safety.

Cllr Mary Rudd, Waveney’s cabinet member for Community Health and Safety said: “Drug activity can impact greatly on the local community, especially from associated crime and anti-social behaviour. The Council were pleased to be able to contribute to this multi-agency operation by visiting local people and offering vulnerable residents access to relevant health and support services, including housing advice and signposting to drug and alcohol recovery.”