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BREAKING: Four arrested after cops armed swoop in South Derbyshire village

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 30, 2014

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ARMED police swooped on a supermarket and a house in South Derbyshire to arrest four people in connection with an alleged shooting.

Specialist officers from Derbyshire Police mounted the joint operation with West Yorkshire Police at the Co-op store, in Station Road, Hatton, and a residential property in the village on Friday.

A 30-year-old man, from Hatton, and a 37-year-old woman, from Burton, were arrested in the operation on suspicion of assisting an offender following an incident in Huddersfield earlier this month which saw a man hospitalised with life threatening injuries after a alleged shooting incident.

Officers also arrested a 29-year-old man, from Huddersfield, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and a 27-year-old woman, from Huddersfield, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A spokesman for the force told the Mail: “The county’s police officers have been supporting West Yorkshire Police during their investigation into a serious incident in Huddersfield on March 11.

“On Friday afternoon, armed officers arrested two men near the Co-op store, in Hatton.

“One man, aged 34, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

“Two women, aged 37 and 27 respectively, were later arrested at an address in Hatton, also in relation to assisting an offender.

“All are now in custody in West Yorkshire.”

Superintendent Tracy Harrison, who was in charge of the operation, said: “The arrests took place without incident.

“No-one was injured and no members of the public were involved.

“I would like the local community to know that the arrests were not linked to any suspected activity or offences in Derbyshire.

“We have increased patrols in the area to reassure the public after what was very unusual activity in the village.”

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