Push to seize cash from criminals coming to Halifax

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Police will be in Halifax on Wednesday urging people to let them know about criminals living off the proceeds of crime.

Officers will be in The Woolshops between 8.30am and 4pm explaining what action they have been taking to take cash and assets from criminals and putting the money back into communities.

Last year a staggering £12.3 million was taken from criminals in West Yorkshire.

Detective Superintendent Dean Henson of West Yorkshire Police’s Crime Division said: “This month we are encouraging everyone to ask the question – how do they afford it?

“Using powerful legislation such as the Proceeds of Crime Act we are able to remove assets from criminals who have been living off the proceeds of crime.

“But we can only take action against these criminals if we know about them – we need your help.

“Through action already taken we have been able to plough thousands of pounds back into local communities and we want that to continue.”