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Fifteen people arrested since launch of high-profile Operation Relentless

Police have arrested 15 people since the launch of their high-profile Operation Relentless last month.

The PSNI in Craigavon have taken the step of releasing images on the local PSNI social media pages of people wanted on bench warrants.

This operation focuses on tracking down those people who have failed to turn up at court and are wanted for criminal offences.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “This is the first time we have used the PSNI social media in order to locate people wanted on warrant. We have pursued every reasonable option to find these people via other avenues.

“Officers in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon have made 15 arrests, nine images released, 23 warrants cleared by suspects located or handing themselves in and checked over 100 addresses, with support from the public.

“I would like to commend the officers and thank the public for working together to keep people safe. Anyone who has outstanding warrants should contact the police directly or via their solicitor.

Inspector Burrows added: “This success could not have been achieved without the help and active support of our partners, community leaders and the public. Reducing crime and making people feel safer is of primary importance to us.”

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