Police seize illegal items and make thirteen arrests following 'targeted patrols' in Milton Keynes estates

    Thames Valley Police has seized several items and made thirteen arrests following 'targeted patrols' in local housing estates.

    Over the past 10 days, officers have been conducting targeted patrols on a number of estates. These include Conniburrow, Bradwell Common, Downs Barn, CMK, Fishermead, Greenleys, Fullers Slade, and Hodge Lea. 

    This has been a "joint approach" utilising officers from a variety of units, including dogs, armed response, neighbourhood, roads policing and response teams. 

    The patrols are aimed to target violent crime, protect vulnerable people, support intelligence gathering and increase engagement opportunities.

    This operation has resulted in 30 stop and searches, bail checks, vehicle seizures, and support with arrest attempts for violent offenders.

    Thirteen arrests have also been made for offences including possession of offensive weapons, domestic violence, drugs possession and supply, theft, driving offences and recall to prison.

    Throughout the past ten days, officers have seized items which include a BB Gun, various drugs, a saw, bike chain, samurai sword, machete, and bolt cutters. 

    The operation continues and further estates will be covered.

    A police spokesperson said: "You know your neighbourhood better than anyone and know when something doesn’t seem right. If you are worried that someone you know is using violence, is being exploited by drug dealers, or is carrying a knife, please report it. We can then take the necessary steps to safeguard them and identify those responsible. Call us on 101 or report online. Want to remain anonymous? Contact Crimestoppers."

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