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Shock as ’20 police officers’ swarmed house in Trumpington after suspected burglary

People in Trumpington have expressed their shock and fear after around 20 police officers reportedly..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 11, 2018

People in Trumpington have expressed their shock and fear after around 20 police officers reportedly swarmed a house in the area last night (Friday, February 9).

Two officers were injured as a man was arrested after a suspected burglary at around 7pm in Hauxton Road, while police look for four other people suspected to have been involved in the incident.

Neighbours say they saw around 20 police officers, and were scared at what caused that many to appear.

Barbara Ashwood, 70, was scared to see 20 officers near her house on Friday, February 9

Barbara Ashwood, 70, a former Cambridgeshire County Councillor, who lives nearby, told the News : "The house has been targeted before, it was broken into before Christmas.

"Earlier this month their camera spotted on two consecutive nights people walking round the outside of the house to see if anyone was in.

"We just feel for them. It's scary but at the same time because it's constantly happening to the same house, you do start thinking – what is happening here?

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"I can freely admit I installed an alarm system."

She added that she saw around 20 officers outside, plus 'six big vehicles'.

"The sheer number was the most scary thing because normally a break-in you get possibly an officer and a PCSO," she said.

David Levine, another neighbour, said: "I've put some big cameras in. I don't feel paranoid, it happens.

"I was a little bit surprised, it's unusual. The police were here for a while. They popped in just to check we were okay and if we had any concerns.

"I feel really relaxed about it, but I was curious to see 20 officers."

A couple, who preferred not to be named, said: "It's happened two or three times within the past couple months.

"We've been here for 40 years and we've never had any problems, but it's not nice at all.

"You don't know when it's your turn."

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A manhunt is under way this weekend after the suspected break-in at the home.

A man was arrested and remains in custody, while officers are still looking for four other people.

A police spokesman told the News previously on Friday: "We are investigating a burglary and one male suspect has been arrested.

"Two police officers have been slightly injured. The officers have been taken to Addenbrooke’s to be checked out and other suspects are outstanding."

A spokesman said this morning (Saturday, February 10): "One person is still in custody, and we are looking for four other people we believe entered the premises."

At one stage neighbours reported seeing six police vehicles parked near the house, and a cordon was set up.

It was reported last night that the two officers who were injured were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Anyone who can help police is asked to ring 101 or alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .

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