Gas-powered air pistol seized in Keynsham during police day of action

Published on: 19 Jul 2013

A gas-powered air pistol has been seized in Keynsham as police carried out a day of action targeting various offences across B&NES yesterday.

Besides the pistol officers also seized a small amount of cannabis and a dog thought to be a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act following a warrant in the Coronation Avenue area of the town.

A cannabis warning was issued while inquiries concerning the dog are being made.

Around 50 officers were involved in the day of action, which saw an operation targeting burglary and theft offences in Bath city centre, vehicle stop-checks on the A37 and A4 and warrants executed in Bath, Radstock and Midsomer Norton.

Police community support officers were also out during the day offering crime reduction advice to members of the public.

Chief Inspector Simon Ellis said: "We are very pleased with the success of this operation. We executed several successful warrants and made a number of arrests in relation to suspected theft and other offences.

"These days of action provide us with an opportunity to allocate additional resources to a wide range of issues, from burglary to uninsured drivers.

"We target these offences on a day to day basis but it is good to also be able to support this work with dedicated operations such as this. We remain determined to proactively target, disrupt, arrest and appropriately deal with offenders who are committing crime and causing harm to communities within Bath and North East Somerset."

For more on the day of action, visit the Avon and Somerset Police website

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