Week of action to put wanted suspects under the spotlight

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Cheshire Constabulary is carrying out a week of action to highlight the work that goes on behind the scenes every day to locate those evading justice.

From Monday, 7th September, officers and staff from local policing units, the Special Constabulary and specialist departments from across the force will be concentrating their efforts and combining expertise to track down people suspected of committing crimes in the county.

Every department, from the Economic Crime Unit to Roads Policing and the Serious Organised Crime Unit have drawn up a specific list of individuals they want to speak to and have information to deal with them swiftly, whether that's a charge, summons or other outcome.

Chief Inspector Sarah Heath, who led on the operation, said: "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.

"This week of action is to highlight to the public our commitment in tracking down those who try their best to evade justice.

"Locating wanted suspects is our day-to-day business, and when we identify those who are a priority for us to find, we have the use of specialist departments to help us in our search.

"No stone is left unturned, so if you know you are wanted, or you have information about someone who is wanted, it's time to do the right thing and hand yourself in. You might just be on our list and it's only a matter of time before we track you down."

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 555111.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Terry Roeves
Monday 7th September 2020 at 11:34 am
Not sure that the police should be letting us know what they are doing, until they have done it. Why would you give criminals advanced notice?
Perhaps the actions took place earlier.
Marcia McGrail
Saturday 12th September 2020 at 1:24 pm
Whatever education the criminal fraternity may, or may not, have had they at least are as aware as the law abiding of the statistical odds of them being apprehended. Asking them to 'Do the right things' is not one of them.