Almost 200 arrested in crime blitz

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AN AUTUMN crime crackdown on crime has resulted in the arrests of some of Greater Manchester’s most active offenders, and seen notable reductions in burglary, robbery and theft from person offences.

Between October 21 and November 5 officers carried out its latest blitz on offenders under Operation Resolute, as the dark nights traditionally see an increase in crime.

And over the two weeks officers arrested 197 people, 55 of whom were known burglars, and police visited persistent criminals to let them know they were being monitored.

GMP Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett said: “This operation was not just about arrests. It was about the work of our officers to disrupt criminals and put an end to their undeserved lifestyles.

“We maintained a high-profile presence in crime hotspots to deter offenders, and discouraged anti-social behaviour by working with partner agencies to make young people aware of alternative activities on offer.”