Police arrest 27 in Morriston and Eastside
TWENTY-SEVEN people have been arrested in a two-day police operation in Morriston and Eastside.
A total of eleven warrants were executed across the areas during the latest phase of Operation Anvil.
The arrests were for suspected offences including drugs, both possession of and possession with intent to supply, burglary, assault, robbery and theft.
Police carried out the operation on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. It followed the previously successful operations over the last 18 months where in excess of 230 persons have been arrested.
Police said it was as a direct result of information supplied by members of the public that officers were able to obtain many of the warrants and make the arrests.
Acting Sector Inspector Stuart Johnson said: “I would once again like to thank the communities who continue to provide information and intelligence to us in order for us to target and arrest these individuals. The community recognises that we are prepared to act upon their concerns and the feedback has once again been extremely positive.”
He said they had targeted people suspected of being involved in the most serious of crimes, such as violence, burglary and drugs offences as “they have significant impact on the victims and their families”.
“Over 230 people have been arrested during operation Anvil, we believe that this sends out a clear message to our communities that we will continue to focus our efforts on those individuals committing crime.”
Acting Inspector Johnson added: “The commitment to our communities is that we will continue with these operations and I hope our highly visible presence has provided them with reassurance that we are prepared to listen and act upon their concerns.
“These operations send a clear message to the criminals and their associates that they are not untouchable and if they continue to commit crime, they can rest assured that when they are caught they can expect to face the full force of the law.
“We will continue to target and disrupt those who are involved in criminality and those who protect these individuals, in order to provide reassurance and quality of life to our communities.
“If anyone has any information or concerns about crime in the community then they should contact the police or Crimestoppers and they can be reassured that we will take action - all the information will be treated confidentially,” said Mr Johnson.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on anonymously on 0800 555 111.