Our Operational Support Group (OSG) made a further seven arrests yesterday relating to burglary and vehicle theft offences, theft, drug driving, and serious sexual offences.
Working to support a variety of other teams across the force yesterday, the OSG carried out arrest attempts for suspects of high harm offences, proactive patrols and vehicle stops on our roads, and responded to incidents called into us.
One person was arrested as part of an investigation into a serious sexual assault in the south of the county, two others were arrested on suspicion of burglary and vehicle theft after a stolen car was stopped in Thurrock, while there were also two drug driving arrests, and one connected to thefts from shops.
It means that, in total across the weekend, the team made 15 arrests as they continued their work to keep the public safe.
Chief Inspector Richard Baxter, who leads the OSG, said:
“Yesterday, and across the weekend, the team has worked hard to bring suspects into custody and protect the public.
“Every day they are out across the county supporting the force’s different teams – whether it be arrest attempts on behalf of our domestic and sexual abuse investigation teams, carrying out proactive stops on our roads to support the Roads Policing Team, or doing high visibility patrols in your community in combination with our local and community policing teams.
“It’s really important work and it’s essential to keep you safe and get victims of crime justice.”