Arrests made after targeted days of action in Sunderland and South Tyneside

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Police in Sunderland and South Tyneside have arrested 15 people following two targeted days of action.

Men and women wanted in connection with outstanding crimes were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ten men and one woman were arrested in Sunderland, along with four men in South Tyneside, while three warrants were also carried out at addresses in Sunderland.

Controlled drugs were recovered after a warrant at Laurens Court in Concord, Washington, and the was offender will appear at court at a later date after being reported for the offences.

In Trafalgar Road, Washington, cannabis plants were seized by police, and the offender was reported to appear at court at a later date.

For the third warrant, officers assisted Cambridgeshire Police with a warrant at an address in Bankside Close, Ryhope, and property was seized. The offender is now wanted by Cambridgeshire Police.

Temporary Superintendent Sarah Pitt said: “These targeted days of action reinforce our commitment to ensuring those who cause the most harm and disruption in our communities are apprehended and face the consequences of their actions, and criminals who think they can get away with committing crime can think again.

“We carry out this sort of activity on a daily basis. We have identified those offenders who are causing the most disruption, and have officers dedicated to targeting them and seeking them out each day until they are arrested.

“In their efforts to track down criminals, officers will also visit the family and friends of offenders, and those who are evading police custody should be aware of the effect this is having on those around them.

“And, people who harbour these offenders, those who cover their tracks and lie about their whereabouts should also be aware police action could also be taken against them.

“As demonstrated here, we will also work with other forces and our partner agencies to ensure every effort is made to capture those wanted in connection with criminal offences.”