Sun FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 0191 548 77 99

North East police join together to swoop on criminals

POLICE Raid 6

9:50am 17th July 2017
(Updated 3:08pm 17th July 2017)

Three of our regions police forces are working together to begin a 2 week operation.

It'll be targeting foreign national offenders.

Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland will join forces with Immigration Enforcement, Border Force and the North East Regional Special Operations Unit.

Throughout the fortnight there will be a range of activity taking place across the North East.

The law enforcement agencies in our region have today (Monday) launched a multi-agency operation called Kestrel.

Under Operation Kestrel - they will carry out disruption activity across the region targeting those involved in criminality in the North East.

Activity will target those involved in minor offences right through to serious and organised crime to send a clear message to offenders and wider communities that the region will not tolerate crime.

Northumbria Police's Assistant Chief Constable Helen McMillan is leading the activity.

"The majority of people who come from abroad to live in the UK are honest, law abiding citizens and we welcome the diversity and value that brings to our communities. Unfortunately, there will always be a minority who choose to be unlawful whether that be for financial gain or simple disregard for the law."

"The purpose of Operation Kestrel and this two-week activity is to target the minority who purposefully come to the UK to flout the law or commit crime while they are here, and as we would with any criminals, we are joining forces with our partners to provide a robust and proportionate response and utilise the powers that we have as law enforcement agencies to make the region even safer."

"During this activity we will also be focussing on any UK citizens and foreign nationals who may be a vulnerable victim of these criminals with our priority to safeguard and protect those who may be a victim of modern day slavery and human trafficking."

“Our diverse communities across the North East live side by side with harmonious community relations right across the region and it is the very small minority who engage in criminal activity and those who do will be dealt with robustly by law enforcement agencies."

So far, to launch the activity this morning,12 people have been arrested on suspicion of modern day slavery offences at addresses in the West End of Newcastle. An address was also targeted in Consett.

                                                                                                                                               Regular patrols will be carried out throughout the two weeks in areas affected by disruption activity to offer reassurance to any concerned residents.


                                                                                                                                               

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Manchester bombing memorial at St Anne's

North East families wait on inquest outcome for next year

A pre-inquest hearing into the Manchester Arena bombing has been postponed.

two young women console each other depression anxiety stress loss

On budget day a new survey says North East poverty is on the rise

The Salvation Army have revealed their latest research.

Most read
Alexandra bridge incident 2

Incident on Alexandra bridge

Emergency services were called out earlier this morning.

Newer article
Older article

Durham Cathedral gets a financial boost

Local: They're launching a campaign to raise funds for repairs.

Top articles

Huge delays on the A19

Local: It's after an incident on Hylton Bridge

Oxford Street alert: Police stand down after reports of shots fired

National: Armed police have been stood down following reports of shots fired on London's Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus Tube station.

New Little Miss character revealed to inspire girls into STEM subjects

Showbiz: A new Little Miss character will aim to inspire the next generation of girls into science, tech and engineering subjects.

Eddie Hearn offers to manage Tyson Fury

Sport: Eddie Hearn says he would be interested in managing Tyson Fury and the promoter believes he can deliver "the biggest fight in British boxing history" against Anthony Joshua in 2018.

Missing submarine will be found in the coming days, says Argentina's President

World: Argentina's president has said he expects a missing submarine to be found in the coming days and that the search will continue.

Football star Michael Owen finishes second as he turns jockey for fundraising race

Strange News: Former professional footballer Michael Owen finished second in his jockey debut as he raced at Ascot in front of Prince Charles and Camilla.

Facebook instagram logo  Twitter youtube icon   app icon 

 

sun 70s front page ad_edited-1

 

 

 

 

 

Sun FM Facebook

 

Sun FM Twitter

 

Sun FM Poll

 

 

 facebook  instagram logo twitter youtube icon

Login

Become a Sun FM VIP

Copyright Sun FM Limited 2017

Sun FM accepts no responsibility for the content of external sites.

Sun FM is proud to be part of the UKRD Group of radio stations.

UKRD LOGO