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Suffolk group arrested as part of raids on crime gang

Met and Suffolk Police officers took part in the operation

Police have made 7 arrests as part of a series of raids on an organised crime gang believed to have carried out more than 50 burglaries across the UK.

On 16 October, Met and Suffolk Police officers arrested six men between the ages of 17 and 25 in a caravan park near Mildenhall.

During the same operation, a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle at a residential property in Kent.

Officers executed a search warrant at a self-storage facility in Belvedere, also in Kent. According to the Me, they recovered "a substantial amount of high-value goods".

The group are believed to be responsible for 20 burglaries in London and more than 50 break-ins across the UK in total.

Investigators seized a number of allegedly stolen cars and caravans during the raids, which also included a search on a home in Hackney.

Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, of the Met's South East Command, said the force understood the "devastation" caused to the victim's of burglary, adding that often the impact "can run far deeper than a loss of property".

Seven men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.