Multiple arrests on productive day for East Swindon police

POLICE officers in East Swindon held a day of action last week which yielded several successful results.

Officers with the East Swindon Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) held the dedicated day of action last Wednesday which included executing drugs warrants, stop searches and increased patrols.

The results of the day were as follows:

• One male arrested for possession with intent to supply after being found in possession of approximately £500 of Heroin.

• One male arrested for two counts of taking without consent, one charge of interfering with a motor vehicle and one count of shoplifting.

• Two men were arrested in connection with 13 incidents of shoplifting

• Seven stop searches took place – one male was located with cannabis and given a street warning

• Three bail checks were made – all in order East Sector Sergeant Lawrence Copeland said: “This was a great day of action which was targeting issues which matter most to the local community.

“As a direct result of my officers’ hard work, a number of people were arrested and a substantial amount of illegal drugs were taken off our streets.

“Community intelligence plays a large part in any operation of this kind so I would always urge members of the public to report anything suspicious to Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.”

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4:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Concerned of Wiltshire says...

Sorry but this does read rather like 'police did their job one day last week'.
Sorry but this does read rather like 'police did their job one day last week'. Concerned of Wiltshire

6:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Ringer says...

The police did do their job... and it's really not newsworthy or worth reporting.

What WOULD be of interest is for the Adver to report on:

1) How many previous convictions those arrested on the 'day of action' (what were they doing the other 6 days of last week?) already have.

2) What the eventual sentence is if/when they ever actually find themselves in a court room.

It's completely pointless the police and local newspapers telling people they've arrested some criminals, it's what happens to those criminals AFTER that which is of interest and determines how quickly they go on to reoffend.
The police did do their job... and it's really not newsworthy or worth reporting. What WOULD be of interest is for the Adver to report on: 1) How many previous convictions those arrested on the 'day of action' (what were they doing the other 6 days of last week?) already have. 2) What the eventual sentence is if/when they ever actually find themselves in a court room. It's completely pointless the police and local newspapers telling people they've arrested some criminals, it's what happens to those criminals AFTER that which is of interest and determines how quickly they go on to reoffend. Ringer

12:48pm Tue 17 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Its more about headlines than actually sovling or reducing crime anyway. Police are inneffective and the courts are just plain useless and out of touch with the world, real justice and the wishes of those who pay their wages.
Its more about headlines than actually sovling or reducing crime anyway. Police are inneffective and the courts are just plain useless and out of touch with the world, real justice and the wishes of those who pay their wages. house on the hill

7:25pm Tue 17 Dec 13

faatmaan says...

eg an offender sells drugs, house gets raided, pusher goes to jail, whilst in jail business continues, offender freed from jail back to square one, still living in same council property, still selling , what was the point of the original bust ?

guess where...............
...East Swindon,,,,,,,,,,,th
ese raids are lipstick, all display and no long tem fix, just like on the roads, enforcement is laughed at.
Why has the council not evicted families like this ?
eg an offender sells drugs, house gets raided, pusher goes to jail, whilst in jail business continues, offender freed from jail back to square one, still living in same council property, still selling , what was the point of the original bust ? guess where............... ...East Swindon,,,,,,,,,,,th ese raids are lipstick, all display and no long tem fix, just like on the roads, enforcement is laughed at. Why has the council not evicted families like this ? faatmaan

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