Motherwell police take tough line

THE Motherwell police are continuing with their no- nonsense approach in the fight against crime.
During the week of June 17 to 24 they had roadblocks and stop-and-search operations in the area.
As a result, 15 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, 14 for drunken disorderly, eight for possession of dagga, six for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, another six for public violence, six for warrants of arrest, five for domestic violence, three for possession of mandrax, two for murder, two for malicious damage to property and two more for housebreaking and theft.
Others were arrested for shoplifting, theft, armed robbery, assault, theft of a motor vehicle, common robbery, rape, contravention of protection order and being in possession of mandrax and dagga.
The police also found 20 knives, 18 bags of dagga, one small plastic packet with dagga and a cellular phone.
Motherwell police station commander Brig Keith Meyer congratulated the police, saying: “This outcome is an indication of the hard work and commitment by the members.”

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