Police make seven arrests in one night during Wigan town centre crackdown

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Seven people are being questioned by police after arrests were made during a busy night clamping down on crime and anti-social behaviour in Wigan town centre.

Officers were out in force on the evening of Tuesday May 14, responding to complaints of increased disorder, some of it alcohol-related.

And within an hour of both uniformed patrols and plain clothes police taking to the streets, four arrests had been made for public order offences, the breach of a public space protection order relating to on-street drinking, drugs offences and breaching already existing court orders.

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Both uniformed and plain clothes officers were involved in the crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Wigan town centreBoth uniformed and plain clothes officers were involved in the crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Wigan town centre
Both uniformed and plain clothes officers were involved in the crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Wigan town centre

A post on social media by GMP Wigan West added: “Later Scholes Neighbourhood officers covertly followed a lease vehicle and after detaining the three occupants, one of whom was already wanted for theft by finding.

"The driver tested positive for cocaine and cannabis and the third was in possession of around 100 street deals of heroin and cocaine.

"All of them are now in our custody awaiting processing by the morning team.”