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East Lancs police campaign marks jail sentence milestone
POLICE have marked more than 300 years in jail sentences against 150 criminals in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale with a poster campaign.
The uniformed targeted crime team, based in Colne, has tackled crime groups involved in drug dealing and child sexual exploitation.
The team’s success has featured on a billboard in Burnley Road, Nelson and a bus stop in Colne Road, Nelson, to thank the public for giving information securing convictions.
The displays are also to warn criminals that the team has a good history of apprehending those responsible and hauling them before the courts.
Detective Inspector Neil Marr, who heads up the team, said: “The sentences the targeted crime team has been part of achieving show just how committed we are to taking drugs off our streets.
“However, we aren’t complacent, as we recognise the effect that the activities of drug dealers have on our communities, and so, we must continue the fight against these offences that can ruin lives, fuel other crime, and instil fear in our neighbourhoods.
“I must say a huge thanks to the public who pass information on to the police, as without their help, we may never have been able to put these criminals behind bars.”
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