Four men wanted in connection with separate crimes were arrested over the Bank Holiday weekend after officers spotted them whilst on patrol in Nottingham.
Magistrates issued warrants for their arrest in recent weeks for a variety of reasons, such as failing to surrender to bail and not turning up for a court hearing.
Images of the wanted suspects were circulated to officers via a briefing document, with beat teams tasked with keeping an eye out for them when patrolling the streets in Nottingham.
The four arrests over the Bank Holiday weekend included:
- A 40-year-old man from Sherwood. Arrested in Mansfield Road, Carrington, on Saturday (27 May) after a warrant was issued for his arrest on 16 May after he failed to comply with a supervision requirement, having been previously jailed for persistent shoplifting.
- A 38-year-old man from Long Eaton. Arrested in Clumber Street on Monday (29 May) after failing to appear at court on 24 May in relation to a criminal damage charge.
- A 61-year-old man from Nottingham. Arrested in Milton Street on Monday (29 May) after a warrant was issued for his arrest on 25 May after a £35 board game was stolen from Waterstones in Bridlesmith Gate. He was subsequently charged with one count of theft.
- A 33-year-old man from Bulwell. Arrested in North Sherwood Street, Arboretum, on Saturday (27 May) after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a theft on 11 May, in which bank cards, £4k in cash and a mobile phone was stolen from a homeless shelter. He was subsequently charged with theft, four counts of fraud by false representation and possession of a class B drug.
All four suspects were remanded in custody ahead of upcoming court appearances.
Chief Inspector Karl Thomas, who oversees neighbourhood policing in Nottingham, welcomed the arrests.
He said: “Anyone who breaches their bail conditions or fails to appear in court is committing a serious offence and that is why arrest warrants are swiftly processed and communicated with policing teams.
“Every day, officers are on the lookout for wanted individuals and the Bank Holiday weekend was particularly successful.
“By identifying and detaining the four suspects, the officers demonstrated that Nottinghamshire Police will not tolerate those who treat the criminal justice system with contempt.
“All four were remanded in custody and will be placed before the courts.
“In the meantime, we will continue to carry out patrols as part of our ongoing efforts to clamp down on crime.”