Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team tackle court dodgers
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Neighbourhood police officers in Northampton arrested seven people yesterday (April 6) as part of an operation which targeted those who have failed to appear at court.
Starting early, the team of 12 officers swept the NN2, NN3, NN4 and NN5 areas of the town, arresting people in relation to a variety of offences:
A 35-year-old woman was arrested in Purser Road for failing to appear at court to answer two charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
A 37-year-old man was picked up from South Holme Court in relation to charges of criminal damage and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
A 54-year-old man accused of 11 counts of sending offensive/menacing messages via a public communication network was arrested in Norfolk Terrace.
A 37-year-old man was found at The Briars for breach of a court order in Sussex.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested in Brook Lane for allegedly failing to comply with a community protection notice.
A 65-year-old man was arrested in Park Drive for failing to appear at court to answer a charge of driving whilst disqualified.
A 59-year-old man was arrested in Eastern Avenue South in relation to a charge of drink driving.
PC Aaron Dilley from the Central Sector Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This day of action was really successful as we picked up a lot of people who falsely thought that by not turning up for their court date, that they could evade justice.
“This is not the case and it’s important for us to send a message to people like this that we will actively go looking for you regardless of the offence you are wanted for.
“Neighbourhood policing is all about being plugged into our communities and making the areas we’re responsible for as safe as possible. By ensuring those people charged with an offence have their day in court is all part of this aim.”
If you are wanted for failing to appear at court, we can arrange for a free lift from your home to one of our custody suites. Please call 101 to arrange.