108 wanted offenders held in Manchester raids

Handcuffs In total, 108 people were arrested in the two-day operation

Related Stories

More than 100 on-the-run offenders have been arrested by police in Greater Manchester.

Chief Supt John O'Hare said Operation Dawn Thunder was aimed at removing criminals who represented a "significant risk to our communities".

In total 108 people were arrested during the two-day operation.

A number had been returned to prison while others were in custody and would be questioned by detectives, said a police spokesman.

Mr O'Hare said: "Not only are they wanted for their original crimes, but when they are on the run and in hiding they often have to resort to further criminality such as theft and burglary just to get their hands on cash.

"That leads to more innocent people being caught up in this web of criminality."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester



9 °C 1 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ElvisSecret cinema

    Get off the beaten track and explore cinematic history in the Santa Monica Mountains


  • A computer generated model of a lift shaftClick Watch

    The future of elevator technology - lifts that can climb up to 1km in the air and even travel sideways

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.