The Welwyn and Hatfield Times reprot:

COMPENSATION, running into thousands of pounds, was paid by police to householders, whose homes they had broken into.

Ten police raids, in Hatfield and WGC, were the subject of the payments which took place from May 2011 to May this year.

They were revealed under the Freedom of Information Act.

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