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Last Updated: Monday, 21 May 2007, 15:02 GMT 16:02 UK
Two arrested after property raids
Police in Derbyshire have seized a large quantity of goods, believed to have been stolen, as part of its two-month crackdown on crime.

Officers found the items, which include power tools, wood machinery and chain saws, found in two separate raids.

In the first, a 36-year-old man from the High Peak area was arrested and charged with three counts of theft.

A 24-year-old man was arrested then released on bail following a second raid in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Quality of life

Property was seized from this second raid under the Proceeds of Crime Act and a quantity of controlled drugs were also found.

Ch Supt Roger Flint said: "Both police operations have resulted in the recovery of a substantial amount of property which is either believed to be stolen or has been acquired through the proceeds of crime.

"Under Operation Relentless we will continue to target criminals who impact on the quality of life for residents both in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales."

Operation Relentless began on 1 May with officers targeting key offences such as violence, criminal damage, burglary and vehicle crime. It will run until the end of June.

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