Ten arrests in Wisbech as ‘week of action’ targets people wanted for violent crimes

TEN arrests have been made in two mornings by police in a ‘week of action’ against violent crime in Wisbech.

Officers from across Cambridgeshire have been redeployed to Wisbech for the week to gather intelligence against people wanted for incidents of grievous bodily harm, burglary, fraud and common assault.

The operation started yesterday morning when six people were arrested. One was arrested on suspicion of GBH, one for actual bodily harm, two for burglary, one for fraud and one for common assault.

This morning the action continued with four people arrested in connection with separate offences of GBH.

Det Insp Dave Murphy, Fenland crime manager who is leading the week of action, said: “These are serious offences so I am pleased with the efforts of Fenland Police thus far this week.”

Det Insp Murphy said the operation is taking place because there are an unusually high number of outstanding suspects wanted for violent crimes.

He said: “As a response we launched the week of action. Violent crime has and always will be one of our main priorities and we will always make every effort to track down offenders.”

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He also stressed that it is not in response to reports on BBC Look East last Thursday about a “spate” of attacks on Eastern European men in the town.

“We have been planning this action for several weeks,” he said.