Leicester Mercury

Police swoop on home over ‘online offences’


A MAN has been arrested after police descended on a Leicester cul-de-sac to raid a property.

Police arrived at the scene in Bromwich Close, Thorpe Astley, at about 7am yesterday, according to residents.

A 27-year-old male was arrested as part of an ongoing investigat­ion into “offences committed online,” according to police.

Witnesses at the scene say they saw officers removing “computerre­lated items” from a home in the quiet suburb.

A police spokesman said: “He remains in custody and inquiries are continuing.”

Alarmed neighbours reported seeing numerous police vehicles at the scene.

One, who did not wish to be identified, told the Mercury: “There are currently two tactical support vans, police dogs and two police detectives.

“It looks like a police raid. One man has been taken away and lots of things are being removed from the house by police.”

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