Operation Tiger puts the bite on local criminals

Police will hold a 'day of action' in Rowlnads Road to address concerns raised by residents
Police will hold a 'day of action' in Rowlnads Road to address concerns raised by residents
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Police arrested a man in Melton town centre during the latest phase of an operation to track down criminals and protect communities.

Since its launch in October 2013 Operation Tiger has seen several hundred people arrested for a range of crimes.

The latest two-week phase of police activity is well underway and during the first nine days of action officers made 38 arrests and executed 12 warrants. Among those arrested was a man in Melton town centre wanted on warrant for a shop theft offence.

As well as targeting suspects, this latest operation phase has also involved having more officers out on the streets, targeting specific crimes in different parts of the county and carrying out various crime prevention initiatives.

Officers across all Neighbourhood Policing Areas have been completing high profile patrols on dedicated routes around their respective ‘tiger territories’.

Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay said: “Operation Tiger is back for another phase of intensive activity and, like last time and as always, our goals are the same. We intend to protect our communities and hunt criminals causing the most harm to those areas.

“We promise we will do all we can to bring these offenders to justice, but we need the help of the public too. If you have any information that will help us then let us know.

“We’d like to add that Operation Tiger isn’t all about arresting people. It is also about making sure that those living within the communities we serve feel safe.”