PSNI in Derry launch Operation Relentless

Police in Foyle have launched Operation Relentless – an operation that focuses on tracking down those people who have failed to turn up at court and are wanted for criminal offences.

Area Commander Chief Inspector Jon Burrows says the operation has been running since the beginning of October and to date police have arrested 44 people on warrants and 14 people for breaching their bail conditions.

In a statement, Police say they are conducting nightly curfew checks on those persons charged with crime, and any bail conditions will be rigorously enforced. If you are on curfew, they warn, expect us to call. Those charged with burgling homes will be prioritised.

According to the statement, crime is at its lowest in Foyle in over a decade. This year there have been 100 fewer victims of burglary, over a 150 fewer victims of assault and anti social behaviour over the spring and summer was reduced by over 600 incidents. This means a better quality of life for all our citizens.”

Chief Inspector Burrows added that success could not have been achieved without the help and active support of our partners, community leaders and the public. He concluded the public should feel confident that officers in Foyle are taking all necessary steps to disrupt criminal activity in the local area.”