Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:28 GMT on Monday, 19th November 2012.
Strathclyde Police arrest 23 people in violence reduction day of action

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STRATHCLYDE Police have released the details of arrests following a day of action on Friday 9th November, the latest in the series of local violence reduction operations to take place across North Lanarkshire, utilising the skills of officers from Strathclyde Police headquarters and local police officers from North Lanarkshire.


The operation focused on local policing priorities to reduce violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour.


The operation resulted in:


  • 23 people being arrested for outstanding warrants and fines totalling £1335 being paid
  • 8 people being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for drugs offences
  • 6 people being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for offences relating to anti-social behaviour
  • 16 visits to problematic licensed premises with a positive public reassurance message being delivered to the licensed premises patrons and staff alike
  • 46 stop searches being carried out at locations that cause the greatest concern to the local community
  • A license holder and staff member at a public house being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for selling alcohol on the premises after authorised hours
  • A licensed second hand car dealer being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for a contravention of the Civic Government Scotland Act.


Officers from across North Lanarkshire will continue to work hard to keep people safe by policing the areas causing greatest concern to you. Further high profile operations are planned for the coming months.

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