Making our streets safer - Op Vanquish continues

Thursday, April 27, 2023

We are continuing to #makeourstreetssafer by tackling the issues of most concern to our local communities and taking the fight to criminals.

On another day of Operation Vanquish activity across the county we arrested more than half a dozen people on suspicion of offences including theft, shoplifting, failing to appear at court and burglary.

We also seized a quantity of Class A and Class B drugs, weapons and vehicles.

Our neighbourhood policing teams were engaging re crime prevention and target hardening, were deployed to repeat locations and were actively targeting those wanted for serious acquisitive crime offences

Op Vanquish lead Supt Chris Hardy said: “The vast majority of people living in Lancashire are law abiding citizens who do not deserve to have their lives disrupted by the actions of a minority of offenders.

“Yesterday’s activity demonstrates our commitment to tackling the issues that matter most to our communities and that activity will continue as we strive to make our streets safer.

“Thanks to Operation Vanquish offenders have no place to hide. We have significantly raised the risk of them being caught and put behind bars.”

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said: "It's great to see proactive policing taking the fight to criminals and making Lancashire safer, which is exactly what the public want to see.

"This focused activity, which is driven by our fantastic neighbourhood teams and aimed at addressing key concerns around acquisitive crimes such as burglary and robbery, is a great example of the important work going on around the clock to deliver my Fighting Crime Plan.

"It's vital that we see officers out on in the heart of our communities, addressing concerns and acting on intelligence from the public.  I will continue to back the Chief Constable with the resources he needs to get tough on criminals and make Lancashire safer."

Operation Vanquish is ongoing. Anyone with any information which may assist officers in their pledge to combat crime, can speak to a local officer or call Crimestoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555 111.



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