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Police Set Targets For 2 Week Crime Blitz


28/04/15


Police in Lanarkshire are launching a two-week crime fighting initiative in a bid to make it extremely difficult for criminals to operate in the area.

The campaign will focus on concerns raised by residents.

Police officers will be running operations targeting drugs, street drinking and youth disorder, bogus callers, proceeds of crime and businesses connected to serious and organised crime.

They will also visit licensed premises, carry out roadside safety checks, execute warrants, and conduct curfew and bail condition checks.


Kenny MacDonald, chief superintendent of Lanarkshire Division, said: “This two-week initiative demonstrates our continuing commitment to keeping people safe and it will help to ensure that the people who live in our communities can go about their day to day business without the fear of becoming a victim of crime.

“My intention is to make it extremely difficult for criminals to operate in Lanarkshire.

The public continually tell us what issues cause them the greatest concern and our aim with this initiative is to reassure them and demonstrate that we, along with our partners, are doing everything possible to address these concerns and make our communities safer by reducing violence, anti-social behaviour and serious and organised crime.”


The police will be assisted by South and North Lanarkshire Councils, the NHS, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Scottish Power, the UK Border Agency and the Department of Work and Pensions.