Newthorpe man is arrested

A 31-year-old from Newthorpe has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft and money laundering.

A computer and financial documents were recovered from the property in Brunel Avenue and the man was questioned by cops before being released on bail.

A further three houses in Eastwood and Giltbrook were searched in connection with the police investigation where ‘high’ value’ items were found, including household goods and brand new car accessories. Police are now investigating their origins.

Detective inspector Hayley Barnett said: “We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears in the community.

“Do you have a neighbour who seems to be living beyond their means? Are they unemployed but drive expensive cars and take luxury holidays?

“These people could be living off the proceeds of crime and I would urge you to contact us if you have any suspicions or concerns.”

Call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A second man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to thieve and money laundering in Heanor.