No police apology after Christmas raid

Christmas gifts are recovered by Lincolnshire Police.
Christmas gifts are recovered by Lincolnshire Police.

POLICE officers who raided a Grantham home last week and found £5,000 worth of “stolen” Christmas presents had to return the gifts after full receipts were provided.

The story was featured on page 2 of last week’s Journal following a police raid at a Grantham home last Thursday (Dec 22).

However, the police had to hand the presents back on Christmas Eve after receipts for the goods were provided.

The Journal asked a spokesman for Lincolnshire Police if the organisation would like to apologise to the family involved.

Lincolnshire Police issued a statement saying: “Police executed a search warrant at an address in Grantham and recovered a large quantity of presents that they believed to be stolen.

“A 44-year-old local woman was arrested and questioned. She was later released without charge.

“The property was returned before Christmas.”