Over 100 arrested in Operation Hatay

Almost 120 people have been arrested in a week as part of Operation Hatay 6.

The policing operation, which was resurrected over the Christmas period, targeted those who have evaded justice – by rounding up outstanding and wanted offenders.

Teams from across the Force have been working hard over the festive period to track down and arrest individuals who have chosen not to turn up at court or co-operate with the police.

The latest phase of the operation, which ran as part of the Force’s Blue Christmas campaign, resulted in 116 arrests being made.

Those arrested included people wanted for assault, breach of bail, burglary, robbery and harassment.

The operation started on Friday 18th December and ran into Christmas Day with officers working hard alongside continuing demands posed during the busy festive period to trace offenders.

Superintendent Pete Crowcroft, Head of Criminal Justice & Custody who led on the operation, said: “Officers across Cheshire have been working extremely hard over the festive period to track down those who believe they can evade justice. A significant number of wanted people were detained during the course of the operation.

“Individuals who try to evade the courts are denying victims their chance to see justice done and this can often leave many of those affected by crime unable to move on with their lives. Each time we carry out this operation we are reminded what a difference it makes to the recovery process for victims and for justice.

“This is the sixth phase of our operation and our efforts will continue in the future. We remain committed in our pursuit of those who believe they are above the law – and ensuring they are held to account for the crimes they have committed.”

Since the first phase of the operation in March 2014 more than 1,000 offenders have been brought in by officers.

If you have any information regarding someone you know is wanted by police please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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