Police raid on Kemble workshops as part of county-wide burglary investigation
A RAID has taken place this morning near to Kemble airfield by police investigating a series of burglaries across the district.
Gloucestershire police carried out a warrant at Pat-Yat Barn off the A429 at 7am this morning.
A woman and two men were arrested from the premises for suspected offences relating to burglary and theft.
Around 20 officers were called to secure the various workshops and outbuildings at the site, which includes Kemble MOT Centre, the Body Shop and Oaksey Garage Ltd. None of the businesses at the site are believed to have any involvement or been targetted in the investigation.
The raid has been carried out as part of a county-wide operation and is also expected to have an impact on burglary figures across the border in Wiltshire.
Inspector Nick Holmes, of Cirencester police, said he could not comment on what officers hoped to uncover at the Kemble site while inquiries were ongoing, but said there was equipment at the location they were interested in.
He added that the force was committed to tackling burglary and urged members of the public to come forward with intelligence they may have.
“We live in the Cotswolds and it’s a low crime area compared with other places, but that doesn’t mean that criminality doesn’t occur in the Cotswolds or on peoples’ doorsteps,” Insp Holmes said.
“The community is the eyes and ears of their area and we rely on people to tell us information, so we can act on it. It’s a team effort.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101.