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Operation Bauble – Rochdale
Greater Manchester Police has launched a pre-Christmas crackdown on crime.

Over the next month police will execute 12 high-profile days of action as part of a pre-emptive strike on criminals who spread misery in the run up to Christmas.

The operation – codenamed Bauble – will see more than 800 officers over the 12 days tackling a range of offences including burglary, domestic abuse and criminality on the roads.

A day of action will be held on each of GMP’s 12 divisions, including the Airport.

Local officers will be supported by special constables and specialist units including traffic, mounted officers, tactical aid units, dog handlers and intercept ANPR teams.

Superintendent Craig Thompson from Specialist Operations said: “Operation Bauble sends a very clear warning to offenders that we will not be winding down for Christmas and letting them go on their merry way.

“Over the next month we will be holding a series of high-profile days of action aimed at disrupting criminal activities and keeping the good people of Greater Manchester safe during the festive period.

“Using officers and specialist units from across the force, we intend on blitzing crime and stopping offenders in their tracks so that the only Christmas they’ll be looking forward to is with us.”

Produced by Corporate & Media Imaging,
Corporate Communications,
Greater Manchester Police.

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