Kent

Raids target 'criminal network' in Kent

Police raid in Sittingbourne
Image caption Police raided four addresses in Sittingbourne

Four men and a woman have been arrested in raids on addresses in Kent.

Police raided four addresses in Sittingbourne and held three men aged 34, 21 and 18 and a 33-year-old woman. A 32-year-old man from Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey was also arrested.

The five were held on suspicion of a range of offences including drugs, handling stolen goods and theft.

It follows a series of raids which led to 42 people being charged with drug offences and handling stolen goods.

The five were arrested on suspicion of different offences including drugs, handling stolen goods and theft.

Chief Supt Matthew Nix said: "We are planning to make more arrests over the coming weeks because we're determined to target those people who cause the greatest harm in our communities"

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