CHESHIRE Police arrested more than 100 suspects during a ‘week of action’ on wanted men and women.

The force ‘concentrated its efforts’ on tracking down criminals at large across the county over the seven-day period beginning last Monday, September 7.

Suspected burglars, shoplifters and domestic abusers were among those detained as well as individuals who are believed to have been involved in firearms offences, criminal damage, assaults and stalking.

Police held 77 people, while a further 50 voluntarily attended interviews with officers.

Chief inspector Sarah Heath, who led the operation, said: “We went out there furnished with information that would help us track down the suspects and where possible put them before the courts.

“This is something our officers and staff do every day as part of their daily business, but we wanted to highlight to you with our week of action that when we identify those who are a priority for us to find we have the use of specialist departments to help us in our search.

“Last week, teams across the county worked together and successfully located those who are denying victims the justice they deserve.

“We will continue to work together to prevent crime, locate suspects and keep you safe.”

Cheshire police and crime commissioner David Keane added: “As well as being able to access support services, it’s also important that victims get to see justice – so it is good to see this type of ongoing operation to illustrate what the constabulary is doing behind the scenes to catch criminals and put them before the courts.

“Initiatives such as this really help to build trust between police and the communities they serve.”