Police make 32 arrests in special operation

Essex County Standard: Police make 32 arrests in special operation Police make 32 arrests in special operation

A TEAM of more than 100 special constables flooded the streets of Essex to track down people who had failed to pay fines or carry out court orders.

Operation Panfield saw police arrest 32 people by lunchtime yesterday, having turned up at people’s doorsteps on Friday night, Saturday morning and on Sunday.

In north Essex, specials turned up at homes in Colchester, Clacton and Braintree.

They were looking for people who had failed appear at court, those who had committed driving offences, drugs-related offences, failed to pay TV licence fines or court fines and for social security offences.

Five people were charged and taken into custody. John Kerr, 22, of Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, was charged with criminal damage and bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 9.

Mark Foy, 49, of Alan Grove, Leigh, Alan Beckett, 40, of Newington Close, Southend, and Brian Haynes, 25, of Sydney Road, Tilbury, were all remanded in custody for nonpayment of fines.

A 44-year-old woman from Chelmsford was arrested on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit and bailed until January 28 pending further enquiries. The remaining 27 people were bailed.

Special Insp Alex Ward said: “This kind of operation highlights the value and dedication the specials bring to Essex Police.

“As unpaid volunteers, my colleagues have demonstrated their knowledge, confidence and commitment to helping our communities.”

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8:21am Tue 26 Nov 13

jammin says...

Arrests in Tilbury, Southend & Chelmsford relevant when I'm reading news about Colchester - no!
Arrests in Tilbury, Southend & Chelmsford relevant when I'm reading news about Colchester - no! jammin

12:19pm Tue 26 Nov 13

pierre-pierre says...

well I live in Braintree and I am looking at the Brainless and Witless
well I live in Braintree and I am looking at the Brainless and Witless pierre-pierre

1:32pm Tue 26 Nov 13

tomtheDJ says...

jammin wrote:
Arrests in Tilbury, Southend & Chelmsford relevant when I'm reading news about Colchester - no!
afraid your personal newspaper is no longer, but the same news for most essex..
different titles fed by one computor.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Arrests in Tilbury, Southend & Chelmsford relevant when I'm reading news about Colchester - no![/p][/quote]afraid your personal newspaper is no longer, but the same news for most essex.. different titles fed by one computor. tomtheDJ

3:33pm Tue 26 Nov 13

jim_bo says...

The gazette is mostly written in Basildon along with their other titles so many of the story's are the same to fill the print!
The gazette is mostly written in Basildon along with their other titles so many of the story's are the same to fill the print! jim_bo

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