Operation Avro in Salford with a successful day of action
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Operation Avro, a force-wide initiative to fight the crimes that matter most to our communities, deployed extra resources and specially-trained officers to Salford yesterday (Tuesday 23 August 2022).
Alongside making arrests and seizures, district officers targeted anti-social behaviour and burglary hotspots whilst officers from the force’s Specialist Operations Branch focussed on the likes of making our roads safer for all who use them and illegal off-road bikes.
The Roads Policing Unit recorded 68 traffic offences alongside making 24 seizures and seven arrests.
As part of the Safe4Summer initiative, officers also partnered with agencies, including other blue-light services and Salford City Council, to engage with schools and community groups about a variety of issues.
Chief Inspector Lucy Smallwood, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “We’ve really focussed on what matters to you the most, the issues and individuals that blight our communities.
“Our fight doesn’t stop here though – we will do everything we can to prevent and reduce crime, harm and anti-social behaviour to keep people safe in Salford, not just today but 365 days a year.
“We are proactively gathering intelligence but, as ever, we need members of the public to keep talking to us – the information you share is imperative to detecting criminal activity.”
Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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