Multiple arrests facilitated by Operational Support Group
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Dozens of arrests have been made across the county over the past 24 hours, including nine by our Operational Support Group.
Our Operational Support Group (OSG) assist our officers across the county, using their specialist public order training to execute warrants and facilitate arrests. On Friday, 19 January, nine arrests were made by OSG for offences including rape and burglary.
In addition to this, OSG arrested a 43-year-old man in Harlow who had been listed as wanted for over two years for failing to appear in court.
Officers also arrested a 37-year-old man in Chelmsford on suspicion of nine offences, including burglary, theft, breach of a court order and six counts of failure to appear. Officers attended an address close to Writtle and located the wanted man hiding in the roof.
Both men remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Superintendent Gary Biddle said “These arrests are a result of work from multiple teams across the force including our intelligence teams with the arrests being facilitated by our Operational Support Group.
“The work OSG do to arrests individuals and bring them into custody, allows investigations to progress and forms part of the work we do every day to catch criminals and keep people safe.”