Officers from our Operational Support Group (OSG) have made two arrests and seized two vehicles as part of their work to help keep you safe.
The team were out across Essex on Friday 6 October supporting other teams from across the force in policing activities that included making arrest attempts and proactive, high visibility patrols. They made two arrests in connection with an attempted GBH and an assault, in two separate incidents. Added to that, they assisted with finding a missing person.
The variety of their work saw them keeping our roads safe and traffic flowing on one of our major roads when two vehicles were seized after the drivers were stopped as part of routine patrols and enquiries at the scene saw both drivers reported for traffic offences as neither had insurance to drive the motors.
And they had the opposite result when they stopped a potentially cloned vehicle, only to find it was the genuine car.
But they not only focused on crime, they dealt with a concern that a man was carrying a sword. Once he had been located, it was established he was on way to a fancy dress party! But we will always check out incidents of this nature and are happy that it was a call made in good faith.
Chief Inspector Anna Granger said:
"Yesterday’s activity shows the variety of work the team carries out each and every day. "For every arrest, a victim has been safeguarded. "Proactively patrolling the county gives OSG officers the ability to safeguard our communities, identify and arrest offenders and focus on the issues that matter most to the public. "The officers are dedicated to supporting other teams across the force keeping you and our roads safe and we will be out again today, tackling crime."