Violent crime clampdown in Northamptonshire yields 38 arrests this week

An Xbox 360 games console was stolen from a Banbury property in Orchard Way.
An Xbox 360 games console was stolen from a Banbury property in Orchard Way.

An operation to crack down on violent offenders in Northamptonshire has seen 38 people arrested in less than a week.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said the force has been engaged in “intensive policing activity” throughout the week, following the launch of Operation Limit on Monday to tackle violent crime.

The scheme has seen officers pay ‘disruption visits’ to repeat offenders while the force has also focused more resources on arresting people wanted for violent offences.

District Commander, Chief Inspector Dennis Murray, said: “The first week of Operation Limit has got off to an excellent start with robust policing activity which will continue unabated throughout the month.

“Anybody who commits acts of violent crime can be sure they will be brought to justice.”

So far 38 people have been arrested as part of the operation this week.

In addition, school visits have been taking place throughout the week to warn children of the possible consequences of committing violent crime.

In Kettering, police have reached a sponsorship deal with the Odeon Cinema, which will host a Violence Reduction Event in March, when 80 students will be given a presentation on violence and how to stay safe.

They will then be able to stay to watch one of the latest films free of charge.

Officers in Wellingborough have introduced a ‘fast resolution’ initiative which aims to resolve all violence with injury crimes across Wellingborough within 48 hours.