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Over 100 arrested by West Mercia Police during 'operation justice'

Droitwich Editorial 5th Apr, 2023   0

OVER 100 arrests were made by West Mercia Police during their week of action targeted at individuals who cause the most harm to their communities.

The week of action, known as Operation Justice saw individuals arrested across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire for offenses including theft, drugs, domestic violence, recalls to prison, stalking, underage sex, criminal damage, harassment and revenge pornography.

Chief superintendent Paul Moxley, who oversaw the operation running from March 27 to 31, hailed it as a success that made local communities safer places to live.

Moxley said: “This was a concerted force-wide operation across our five Local Policing Areas which resulted in 103 arrests for 183 offences, with 38 people charged so far with a multitude of offences.

“A number of individuals are still being investigated on suspicion of outstanding offences.

“The aim was to track down those suspects who thought that they may have evaded prosecution, those who have gone to ground and those who continue to blight local communities with their unacceptable anti-social behaviour.”

Always ring 999 in an emergency. Alternatively use the online ‘Tell Us About’ form on the West Mercia Police website.

Crimes can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.

Residents can also sign up for Neighbourhood Matters to get updated with local policing news.

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