Five arrests made by our Operational Support Group
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Officers from our Operational Support Group (OSG) made five arrests yesterday, locating suspects across the county and preventing crime.
The OSG supported officers across Essex Police with a number of operations yesterday, Thursday 31 August, as well as carrying out proactive patrols across our towns to keep the public safe.
As part of this they made five arrests; two people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, one man was arrested for sexual offences, and another for driving offences.
A fifth man was arrested after reports of shoplifting in Loughton. The OSG and community police officers worked together to locate the man who was wanted in connection with 19 other theft offences, and was wanted on recall to prison.
Chief Inspector Richard Baxter, who leads the OSG, said:
“The work the OSG carry out is different every day. “We work hard to support officers when they have to execute warrants, locate wanted individuals and tackle ‘high-harm’ crimes like sexual offences. “But we’re also out on the streets, speaking to the public and making sure you feel safe. “We look forward to another varied day today.”