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Wolverhampton targeted in police crackdown

Thirty one people have been arrested in what West Midlands Police described as one of its largest operations in Wolverhampton.

More than 100 officers took part in raids on Tuesday alongside UK Border Agency, HM Courts and DVLA staff.

The arrests included two suspected illegal immigrants as well people wanted in connection with assaults, domestic violence, and fine evasion.

The raids also targeted addresses linked to the supply of drugs.

PC Joe Trusselle, from Wolverhampton Police, said the operation allowed the force to use a large number of officers to "swamp" an area and "make multiple arrests in a short space of time".

A number of officers also spent the day on local bus routes, targeting anti-social behaviour.

West Midlands Police said one man who said he was unable to pay a £640 court fine was later found to have £500 in cash when emptying his pockets in police custody.

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