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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 20:37 GMT
Crackdown on court fine dodgers
Dozens of arrests have been made in Leicester during the first day of a clampdown on outstanding court fines.

Police and court officers have targeted homes in the Hamilton area as part of a three-day operation.

They are hoping to collect more than 112,000 in unpaid fines. Those who cannot pay outstanding balances will be arrested and taken to court.

Police said the initiative will show the community that they are serious about enforcing court decisions.

Sgt Rich Matlock said it was part of a concerted campaign to recover money that belongs to the taxpayer and compensation that is owed to victims of crime.




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