Belper office is searched in police raid

An investigation into alleged money-laundering prompted police to search an office in Belper.

Police executed warrants at 
seven properties across Derby, Ashbourne and Belper on 
Tuesday, October 1.

The operation saw 130 police officers team up with the Serious Organised Crime Agency, HMRC and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

A 53-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were arrested at a property in Yeaveley, near Ashbourne, on suspicion of offences 
including money laundering.

A man aged 36 was 
arrested in Derby, while two women aged 23 and 24 were arrested at another address in Derby, and in Allestree, on suspicion of assisting a disqualified 
director to break a disqualification order.

Four of those arrested remain in custody, while the 23-year-old woman was released on bail.

No arrests were made during the search of the Belper office. Police said they were not prepared to reveal which building had been searched.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Derbyshire police on 101.