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Five people arrested following planned operation

Five people were arrested following a planned operation in Wareham yesterday morning – Tuesday 11 February 2014.

Officers from Dorset Police carried out the early morning operation at an address in Bere Road, Coldharbour, supported by colleagues from the Department for Work and Pensions and the RSPCA.

Two men aged 24 and 63 and two women aged 33 and 60, all from Wareham, were arrested on suspicion of fraud. A 38-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

All four have been released on police bail until mid-May pending further enquires on a number of matters.

A number of animals were taken away by the RSPCA and are being looked after by the charity, including dogs, birds and cockerels.

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This was a well-planned and executed operation, which has resulted in five arrests and shows excellent working relations with Dorset Police and its partner agencies.”

Issued: 12 February 2014