Wyverstone weapons raid cost police £160k

Police and bomb squad at property in Potash Lane in Wyverstone

Police and bomb squad at property in Potash Lane in Wyverstone

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The operation to recover firearms at a property in Wyverstone in April has led to an overspend of £160,000 by Suffolk Police.

The figure is highlighted in a report to the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

Specialist search officers were on the scene at the home of the late James Arnold, a former chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council.

Mr Arnold was arrested but died in July while on remand. He had terminal cancer.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said officers had remained on the scene for four weeks to ensure public safety while weapons were recovered and evidence gathered.