Arrest total hits 230 in day of action by police

MORE than 230 people were arrested across Bristol as a result of one of the largest ever police operations in the city. During the Operation Relentless “day of action” on Wednesday more than 1,000 police officers and special constables took part in a crackdown on criminals across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. By the end of the day 188 people had been arrested for offences such as drug possession, robbery, assault, burglary and theft. A further 46 were arrested during a month of intelligence gathering and the build-up to the day, meaning 234 people were arrested overall. During the operation – the biggest in the seven-year history of Operation Relentless – 67 search warrants were also carried out. Police seized thousands of pounds of cash, two cars, a motorcycle, two Rolex watches and more than 130 cannabis plants. Three men were arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply after raids on four homes in Kingswood. Two men aged 23 and 24 were arrested from one address when cannabis was found, a 22-year-old was arrested at another when bags of cannabis, cash and hydroponic growing equipment were discovered, and another man was given a warning for possession.

via : thisisbristol

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