Cheshire Police make over 100 arrests during Operation Hatay Date published: 3rd August 2015 2.08pm

A total of 102 people have been arrested under Operation Hatay 5 which ran over the course of last week.

The final day of Operation Hatay 5 saw teams across the force, working together to locate and arrest outstanding offenders day and night.

Alongside the continuing weekend demands, arrests continued across the county, with those arrested wanted for fail to attend warrants, section 18 assault, sexual assault, theft and breach of restraining orders.

Superintendent Pete Crowcroft said: “A significant number of wanted people were detained during the course of the week, which is reassuring news for their victims.

“Each time we carry out this operation we are reminded what a difference it makes to the recovery process for victims and for justice. The timely and persistent arrest of wanted offenders has always been important and a priority for any police force but Hatay brings together different skills, techniques and resources.

"While the force has recently undergone significant change, with the introduction of the Local Policing Units, we want to reassure the public that those who evade justice will always be pursued regardless of our own restructures and victims will always be a priority. Hatay reinforces our commitment to victims and justice, and will run again throughout the year to keep suspects who evade justice on the back foot, and continually looking over their shoulder wondering if they will be next.”