OSG make 13 arrests in weekend tackling high-harm crime
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Officers from our Operational Support Group (OSG) made 13 arrests this weekend, tackling several high-harm crimes across the county.
The OSG supported teams targeting the supply of Class A drugs in Essex, as well as arresting a number of individuals in connection with sexual offences and domestic violence.
Among these were five arrests after a county-wide co-ordinated execution of warrants, which now sees five people charged with drugs offences. This was led by our Operation Mantis team, who have worked for eight months to gather the intelligence needed for their work targeting drug supply in south Essex.
There were arrests made for five more people: one in connection to domestic violence offences, one in connection with a sexual assault and administering a noxious substance, one in connection with sexual activity in the presence of a child, one for breaching their bail conditions and one who had breached the community order of his suspended sentence.
Two more arrests were made for drugs offences by the OSG on our roads, and the team also supported officers by arresting a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a woman in Chelmsford this week.
Chief Inspector Richard Baxter, who leads the OSG, said:
“Every day is different for the Operational Support Group. “We will go wherever we are needed to support our colleagues or finds outstanding suspects, and always to keep the people of Essex safe. “Sexual offences, domestic violence and the supply of drugs are all serious, harmful crime which can have a huge impact not just on victims, but on communities at large. “This weekend really highlights the range of work we do in the OSG.”
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