POLICE in Thurrock had a further increased focus on targeting crime hotspots, actioning arrests and preventing crime in general on Tuesday, January 17.
Around 40 police officers, PCSOs and officers from the Special Constabulary patrolled current crime hotspots and visited prolific offenders to ensure they weren’t committing crime. As part of the day, four people were also arrested.
Thurrock district commander, Chief Insp Richard Baxter, said: “Every day my officers are targeting known criminals and crime hotspots, and by having an increased focus on days like this where we have more resources available to us, we can really send out a strong message to people not to come to Thurrock to commit crime.
“A big part of our job is also to disrupt the lives of those we suspect are committing the crime. Although successful prosecutions are not always brought against people, we will continue to target those who we have intelligence to suggest are committing crime, and wreaking misery on the lives of hard working and decent residents of Thurrock.”
A 41-year-old man from South Ockendon was arrested for failing to appear at court. He was detained in police custody until his court appearance on January 19.
A 17-year-old boy from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of assault and was released without charge.
A 20-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of theft and going equipped and was released without charge.
A 24-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of metal theft and was released without charge