POLICE carried boxes of documents away during a six-hour raid at an insulation business on Wednesday.

Some 25 officers spent much of the day at Warmer Home Insulation Ltd, which is based at the Branksome Business Park in Bourne Valley Road.

The company describes itself as the south coast's primary supplier of Lapolla Spray Foam insulation products.

No one has been arrested, and investigators say they are looking into what offences may have been committed, "if any".

Warmer Home's director is Emma Dellaway, who is also the director JD Home Solutions Ltd. She previously acted as director for companies including GER (Southern) Ltd and Calidoscell Ltd.

Last May, Martin Hancox, the director of GER (Southern) Ltd, was fined after an elderly man was convinced to pay for "unnecessary and worthless" work to his home.

Hancox, 43, then the boss of the business in Bournemouth's Burlington Arcade, was ordered to pay £20,000 for deceiving the 87-year-old man.

The defendant admitted unfair trading charges at Herefordshire Magistrates' Court after an investigation by Trading Standards.

Both he and his company were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £20,343 after magistrates heard elderly people in Herefordshire were targeted.

Ms Dellaway was not accused of any crime in relation to the investigation. Warmer Home was incorporated in 2017.

The search comes seven months after similar raids at insulation companies in Bournemouth and Christchurch.

As reported in the Daily Echo last September, seven people were arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at four residential addresses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Southampton, as well as three businesses premises in Hinton Road, Wimborne Road and St Peter’s Road in Bournemouth. The businesses are NRG Installs Ltd and and Thermal Home Insulations, trading from premises previously traded from by Airtight Renewables Ltd.

A top-of-the-range Bentley, which has a 2017 number plate and costs more than £165,000 new, was also seized in St Peter’s Road. The warrants were executed in connection with an investigation into the sale, supply and installation of loft insulation.

Witnesses said a number of boxes containing documents had been removed from the business and stacked into vans.

Police have refused to confirm if there is a connection between last year's investigation and the more recent warrant.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "On Wednesday, a warrant was executed and a quantity of documents were seized.

"Enquiries continue to establish what, if any, offences have been committed.

"No arrests have been made in connection.

"We are not able to say if this is being linked to warrants executed last September."