East Lancs police campaign marks jail sentence milestone

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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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8:02am Fri 13 Dec 13

ron1946 says...

average 2 yrs sentence what a joke
average 2 yrs sentence what a joke ron1946

9:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

Good policing let down by poor sentencing.
Good policing let down by poor sentencing. HarryBosch

11:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

full moon says...

Advertising campaigns warning criminals about their behavior, seem reminiscent of a fascist state drawing a dividing line between the public and the police! In a week when 4 police were dismissed for corruption, means there is no dividing line. So no need for any expensive advertising!!!
Advertising campaigns warning criminals about their behavior, seem reminiscent of a fascist state drawing a dividing line between the public and the police! In a week when 4 police were dismissed for corruption, means there is no dividing line. So no need for any expensive advertising!!! full moon

12:27am Sat 14 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

full moon wrote:
Advertising campaigns warning criminals about their behavior, seem reminiscent of a fascist state drawing a dividing line between the public and the police! In a week when 4 police were dismissed for corruption, means there is no dividing line. So no need for any expensive advertising!!!
How does it seem reminiscent of a fascist state? We live in one if the mismt democratic nations in the world. So why not wind your neck in and acknowledge when good work has been done ?

There's just no pleasing some morons.
[quote][p][bold]full moon[/bold] wrote: Advertising campaigns warning criminals about their behavior, seem reminiscent of a fascist state drawing a dividing line between the public and the police! In a week when 4 police were dismissed for corruption, means there is no dividing line. So no need for any expensive advertising!!![/p][/quote]How does it seem reminiscent of a fascist state? We live in one if the mismt democratic nations in the world. So why not wind your neck in and acknowledge when good work has been done ? There's just no pleasing some morons. You're not mugging me off that easily

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