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Cheshire Police launch Christmas crime crackdown

Superintendent Laura Marler from Cheshire Police

They've launched their, 'All We Want for Christmas,' campaign.

As part of the campaign officers are issuing safety messages and advice to help keep Cheshire residents safe throughout  the Christmas and New Year period.

The campaign will cover serious crime including robbery, burglary, violence, domestic violence and avoiding custody. Drink and drug driving will also be highlighted with the police working with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Force will be using Father Christmas to help officers trace some of the county’s most prolific offenders with his 'Naughty List.' The've put together a Christmas Countdown calendar which will feature arrests and updates and 'naughty elves,' caught misbehaving on camera.

Over the next few weeks, videos will appear on the Police's social media channels, featuring faces of those on his list. They hope that people will recognise offenders and provide vital information to officers. The videos will be posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages, while the ‘naughty list’ will also go on their website.

Superintendent Laura Marler, who is overseeing Christmas operations, said: “At this time of the year, thieves do their own brand of shopping and we regularly appeal to the public for information that can help us as we try to track down our most prolific offenders who seem determined to evade us.

“There is a serious message behind the 'cartoon,' element of the naughty list campaign. Individuals who try to evade the courts are denying victims their chance to see justice done and this can often leave many of those affected by crime unable to move on with their lives.

“We remain resolute in our pursuit of those who believe they are above the law and to ensuring they are held to account for the crimes they have committed.”

The safety advice and guidance will be delivered through a combination of videos, gifs and images.

 For more information, follow Cheshire Police on Twitter - @cheshirepolice - and look for the hashtag #AllWeWant, ‘like’ their Cheshire Police Facebook page, @CheshirePolice on Instagram or visit www.cheshire.police.uk

If you have any information about someone you know who is wanted by police please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101. Alternatively you can email public.contact@cheshire.pnn.police.uk  or speak to your local PCSO. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

For more information on Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service please go to: www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

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