57 Arrests In Huddersfield Organised Crime Operation

57 people were arrested for drugs offences, possession of weapons and violent offences.

A large-scale operation, aimed at disrupting organised crime and gang activity in Huddersfield, has seen 57 people arrested over the past few months.

Over 25 nights of activity, Kirklees District Police carried out an intensive operation targeting gangs that have been causing the most harm in the local communities.

57 people were arrested for drugs offences, possession of weapons and violent offences. As well as a number of arrests for individuals who breached their gang injunctions.

Kirklees District Police were supported by armed officers, police intercept team and NPT teams and acted on intelligence and located and disrupted criminals using powers of stop, check and search.

Chief Inspector Ben Ryder, who led the operation, said: “We hope this operation will serve to provide some reassurance to the law-abiding majority of people in Huddersfield and send a very clear deterrent message to those who think they can flout the law without having to face the consequences.

“The supply of illegal drugs fuels violent crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities and damages and destroys the lives of those who take them and their families. In Kirklees, we remain firmly committed to doing everything we can alongside our partner agencies to tackle the issue and keep people safe. In addition to enforcement we use a range of prevention and rehabilitation schemes too. This operation is coming again soon.

More from Local