Six people arrested after police search

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SIX people have been arrested by police investigating a series of linked burglaries across the county.

Around 80 officers executed search warrants yesterday at eight addresses in the Paulsgrove, Portsmouth and Petersfield areas.

Three men, aged 25, 28 and 41, and a 29-year-old woman were arrested and police say more arrests are likely.

It comes after police arrested two men on Thursday after they were seen by a police officer jumping over a wall at an address in Portchester.

The men, aged 21 and 26, are suspected of breaking into the house.

All six arrests are part of Operation Hercules, an investigation led by the Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

Detective Inspector Adam Price said: ‘Hampshire Constabulary is committed to actively targeting dwelling burglars, a crime which can have a devastating impact on the victims.

‘We are seeking to arrest those responsible, and are working with the Crown Prosecution Service to build the strongest possible cases.’