Police launch crackdown on crime

Crackdown on crime
Crackdown on crime
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POLICE will be targeting wanted offenders as part of a month-long crackdown on crime.

The initiative codenamed Operation Olympus will see over 250 local officers from across the Force and specialist units including traffic, tactical aid and the ANPR intercept teams target offenders for a range of offences including domestic abuse, sexual offences and general criminality.

The days of action, which will focus on known and wanted criminals are being held across the Force’s 11 divisions from 3 to 20 February.

Greater Manchester Police Superintendent Craig Thompson, operational lead, said: “Operation Olympus sends a clear message to criminals that there will be no hiding place for them and that the safety of our community comes first and will always be our priority. We will leave no stone unturned and will use all of our disruption tactics to make life difficult for them.

“By using all of our resources during the month we will put a stop to their criminal ways and show them that there’s always a place for them in our cells.”

For live updates from the operation follow #OpOlympus from the GMP twitter accounts. You can find your local Twitter account by visiting: www.gmp.police.uk/socialmedia.