Eleven arrests made in Christmas crime campaign

Swindon Advertiser: Police have made 11 arrests in a week as part of the Christmas crime prevention campaign Police have made 11 arrests in a week as part of the Christmas crime prevention campaign

ELEVEN people have been arrested during the first week of a Christmas crime prevention campaign in Swindon Town Centre.

Operation Dasher, organised by the Swindon Town Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), is an operation dedicated to policing the town centre during the day - including late night shopping – throughout the busy Christmas period.

It focuses on the policing efforts as part of Wiltshire Police's commitment to the Swindon Community Safety Partnerships Christmas Safety Campaign.

During the Christmas period the NPT will deploy a number of crime prevention strategies that will include increased high visibility and covert patrols.

The campaign is being done in partnership with in Swindon, the town's retailers, store security staff and licensed premises.

So far during the operation, 11 people have been arrested in the town for a number of different offences, including; shoplifting, possession of drugs, assault and a breach of a anti-social behaviour order.

Several people have also been dispersed from the town centre for causing anti-social behaviour.

Swindon Town Centre Sergeant Becky Smart said: “Our team is committed to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

“Plain clothes operations are one of several strategies that we deploy in conjunction with our partner agencies.

"We are dedicated to tackling those persistent offenders who commit crime and impact on our community and this is one approach that will be utilised as we lead up to the busy festive period.

“Officers in the town are committed to making sure that the town remains a safe and pleasant place to shop, work and socialise during the run up to Christmas and New Year.”

For more information on the work of your local NPT, call 101 or log onto www.wiltshire.police.uk.

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3:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Ringer says...

I trust the Adver will follow up with the court reports for each of these 11 arrests where the judge will allow them to walk free from court.
I trust the Adver will follow up with the court reports for each of these 11 arrests where the judge will allow them to walk free from court. Ringer

10:10pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Phantom Poster says...

Ringer wrote:
I trust the Adver will follow up with the court reports for each of these 11 arrests where the judge will allow them to walk free from court.
How did I just know that you would comment on this article? Yawn!

I'm sure that you posting a comment here will result in them being placed in custody! Or do you think that the 10-20 people who read the comments here will rise up and there will be a "Swindon spring", resulting in you minister for justice?

Word of advice - don't believe everything you read in the papers! But it seems you do. Be honest - you do read the Daily Mail, don't you?
[quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: I trust the Adver will follow up with the court reports for each of these 11 arrests where the judge will allow them to walk free from court.[/p][/quote]How did I just know that you would comment on this article? Yawn! I'm sure that you posting a comment here will result in them being placed in custody! Or do you think that the 10-20 people who read the comments here will rise up and there will be a "Swindon spring", resulting in you minister for justice? Word of advice - don't believe everything you read in the papers! But it seems you do. Be honest - you do read the Daily Mail, don't you? Phantom Poster

7:33am Sat 14 Dec 13

Ringer says...

What's your take on this, Phantom Poster?

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Do you, as the hysterically gullible judge did, actually believe that a recreational drug user who have 17 bags of cocaine packaged up at the *exact* weight dealers sell 'a gram' at just for his own personal use and to, ahem, 'give' to a few friends?

Another Class A drug dealer laughs his head off, walks free from Swindon court and goes home to do a few lines to celebrate - while his defence lawyer can't even quite believe himself that his lies were swallowed hook, line and sinker.

Also, that whole 'Daily Mail' thing just makes you look a bit silly. I don't read the paper, in fact, I often read The Guardian but mainly The Times.

What is rather stupid is your bizarre pretence that crime doesn't happen. And certainly not to people in Penhill and Pinehurst - even though it's well documented that it does.

If you don't like my comments, ignore them. If you don't think my comments have any point to them, why do you feel the need to constantly reply to them?

You have your say, I'll have mine.
What's your take on this, Phantom Poster? is.gd/KbKtzm Do you, as the hysterically gullible judge did, actually believe that a recreational drug user who have 17 bags of cocaine packaged up at the *exact* weight dealers sell 'a gram' at just for his own personal use and to, ahem, 'give' to a few friends? Another Class A drug dealer laughs his head off, walks free from Swindon court and goes home to do a few lines to celebrate - while his defence lawyer can't even quite believe himself that his lies were swallowed hook, line and sinker. Also, that whole 'Daily Mail' thing just makes you look a bit silly. I don't read the paper, in fact, I often read The Guardian but mainly The Times. What is rather stupid is your bizarre pretence that crime doesn't happen. And certainly not to people in Penhill and Pinehurst - even though it's well documented that it does. If you don't like my comments, ignore them. If you don't think my comments have any point to them, why do you feel the need to constantly reply to them? You have your say, I'll have mine. Ringer

8:43pm Sat 14 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Haven't you realised that you are not allowed to have opinions on here. we are all different and should respect each others differences, but too many narrow minded ones think that we should all conform to their way of thinking and we must be stupid or something. No point arguing with them either, just ignore them.
Haven't you realised that you are not allowed to have opinions on here. we are all different and should respect each others differences, but too many narrow minded ones think that we should all conform to their way of thinking and we must be stupid or something. No point arguing with them either, just ignore them. house on the hill

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