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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 May 2007, 09:06 GMT 10:06 UK
Dozens arrested in blitz on crime
Police in Derbyshire say their blitz on anti-social behaviour is working well after making 48 arrests in one week.

The force's Operation Relentless started on 1 May with various days of action planned in the county.

On Tuesday, police arrested 48 people for offences including supplying drugs, assault, burglary and criminal damage.

The campaign will run until the end of June and has so far seen crackdowns on underage drinking and graffiti take place across Derbyshire.

"The operation is gathering momentum every day and there will be more arrests, more warrants executed and more criminals brought to justice as we go on," said Assistant Chief Constable Peter Goodman.

"The aims of Operation Relentless are simple. We will be looking to catch more criminals, reduce crime and the fear of crime, deter potential criminals and in turn increase public confidence," he said.




SEE ALSO
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