'Day of action' sees Avon and Somerset police arrest dozens

PUBLISHED: 07:43 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 07:48 09 March 2018


Officers have arrested around 50 people who are wanted by police or have failed to attend court.

The ‘day of action’ took place yesterday (Thursday) with Avon and Somerset police knocking on doors to carry out the arrests.

The people apprehended will now face court.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Avon and Somerset remains a safe place to live, however it is right the constabulary targest criminals who are causing the most concern in proactive days of action.

“I hope this shows local people the police are listening, responding and putting an end to the activities that are a detriment to the quality of life in our local communities.”

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cullen added: “The operation is about high visibility, high impact policing to show criminals in the Avon and Somerset area there is no hiding place for those who choose to follow a life of crime.”

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