'Multiple' arrests made after Cumbria crime crackdown

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Police have arrested "multiple" people in Cumbria during a county wide crackdown on crime.

Suspects wanted for a range of offences including harassment, burglary and fraud were dealt with during Operation Merlin. It follows a similar operation in May when 21 arrests were made.

The operation coordinates policing activity in ‘rounding-up’ identified suspects who are wanted for a range of offences including failing to appear at court, harassment, burglary and fraud.

Temporary Superintendent Jo Walker, Cumbria Constabulary’s Specialist Capabilities Department said, “We work all-year-round to tackle criminality across all areas of crime impacting on our communities. This underlines our commitment to supporting our law-abiding communities in tackling head-on those who commit crimes across Cumbria.“Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, said: “This week of action is a fantastic example of what the police do year-round to catch criminals that are still outstanding. The message is very clear – anyone who commits a crime in Cumbria will be caught and face the appropriate punishment."