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Police appeal for Operation Relentless individuals to come forward

Police have released the images of 10 people they would like to contact as part of Operation Relentless. Since the launch of the operation Monday there have been 59 arrests across the Avon and Somerset force area for burglary, robbery and theft of and from motor vehicles.

Burglary, robbery and theft make up more than half of all crimes recorded across the Avon and Somerset force area and police believe a small number of individuals are responsible for high levels.

They are now being targeted as part of the latest Relentless drive, which aims to make people of Avon and Somerset feel safe and be safe.

Now photographs of people who police would like to speak to as part of Relentless, have been issued. They are appealing to those featured or anyone recognising them to contact police.

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40 arrests made in Operation Relentless

The arrests have been made during the opening 48 hours of Avon and Somerset Police's latest Operation Relentless.

The operation is targeting those who are involved in burglary, robbery and car crime across the force's area. These crimes account for more than half of all the crimes recorded in Avon and Somerset.

In Bath an antique carriage clock worth more than £4,000 and antique furniture worth more than £40,000 were among nearly 100 items recovered by police.

Three men have already been arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods and have been released on police bail, pending further inquiries. They are among 40 people who have been arrested for suspected offences within the first 48 hours of the operation.

Police officers, police community support officers and special constables are also patrolling across the force area offering members of the public crime prevention and crime reduction advice.