More than 1,000 arrests made in West Yorkshire in crackdown on knife crime

More than 1,000 arrests have been made in just six months in a crackdown on violence and knife crime in West Yorkshire.

Operation Jemlock is the Force’s initiative to reduce serious violent crime and involves officers carrying out proactive, high visibility patrols in key areas.

So far, officers working on Operation Jemlock have made 1070 arrests and carried out 1,005 stop searches for weapons, resulting in a 13% drop in serious knife crime between April and August this year.

Speaking on the operation, Superintendent Damon Solley, said: “Operation Jemlock is helping to make a real difference in the communities we serve.

“Our officers are out there patrolling in all districts of West Yorkshire doing their very best to tackle violent crime and knife crime head on.”

 “In just six months we have made over 1000 arrests and we recently put more resources into the operation.

“We aim to do all we possibly can to reduce the amount of violence and knife related offences on our streets.”

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