Highlands & Islands

Police Scotland arrest 190 in warrant crackdown

Police have arrested 190 people in the first week of a new crackdown targeting offenders wanted on warrant.

Called Operation Deka, it involved the force's Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, Highlands and Islands and Tayside divisions.

Those arrested were wanted on warrant for crimes, failing to appear at court or comply with court orders, or non-payment of fines.

Others were arrested in connection with assaults and disorder.

Police Scotland said fine defaulters with an accumulated debt of £37,459 had also been dealt with during the first phase of the operation.

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