Thirty arrested in Operation Viper

editorial image

A one-day blitz on wanted suspects resulted in 30 arrests yesterday.(Fri)

Prolific offenders on the run in Calderdale and elsewhere across West Yorkshire were rounded up after officers took to the roads.

The operation was the latest in a series which have been staged recently to target those suspected of causing crimes and arrests were made linked to burglary, drugs and assault.

Operation Viper sees officers from Protective Services (Crime) join with local officers and partnership organisations, such as councils and housing associations, to target criminals.

Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead, who leads Operation Viper, said: “The scale of this arrest operation illustrates our determination to continue focusing our rescources on targeting criminals who are making life a misery at a local level.

“We will pursue them around the clock, combining all our resources to arrest them in the places where they offend, where they sell stolen goods and where they live and sleep.

“We will continue to make every effort to target and lock up suspects. If you are a menace in your community, you can expect a visit from one of our Viper Teams.

“Making so many arrests in one working day should send a strong message to criminals that we will continue to do all we can to disrupt them and make their lives a misery day by day.”

Anyone with information about people involved in crime in their communities can pass that on anonymously to Viper teams by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.