September 10, 2012, 9:15 am
POLICE WANT YOUR HELP TO HARVEST CRIMINALS
Greater Manchester Police have today (Monday 10 September) released photographs and details of their most wanted criminals with a call to the public to provide information to help bring them to justice.
The Forces high profile wanted campaign is being run on its website (gmp.police.uk) and through regional media. It is the first part of Operation Harvest that will see specialist and divisional officers targeting thieves, thugs and fugitives across the county over the coming weeks. Twitter users can follow #harvest at gmpolice for the latest information.
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Topping the list of criminals police say they want to pick up are burglars, robbers and thieves and those wanted for violent crime including domestic abuse. They will also be targeting metal thieves and dangerous drivers.
Officers say that the campaign will be backed by a number of crackdowns over the coming weeks that will see criminals being targeted in their homes, communities and on the roads.
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney said: “Through Operation Harvest we are concentrating on bringing to justice the criminals that cause the most harm and misery to people in our county.
“Those offenders that steal hard earned valuables often from the poorest, most vulnerable members of our society or engage in drunken violence causing physical and emotional pain to innocent people will be the particular focus of enforcement activities.
“We will also be working to remove dangerous drivers from our roads to stop them putting their own lives and those of other road users at risk and targeting criminals using our roads to carry out illegal activities such as moving stolen metals and other goods.
“People can follow what is happening through Operation Harvest to put law-breakers behind bars on our social media networks that include Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
“They can also use these networks to find out what officers are doing to fight crime in their neighbourhood, comment on police activity and get advice on how they can keep themselves and their property safe from criminals.
“I would urge people to support Operation Harvest by providing us information on the criminals on our website or those in their communities so we can stop them causing further harm.