More than 100 fugitives were arrested last week as part of a crackdown on the number of outstanding offenders in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has launched Operation Dawn Thunder to target those in hiding and on the run from police and reduce the number of wanted criminals in Manchester.

In a series of co-ordinated strikes on August 6 and 7, every GMP division carried out raids at the hideouts of known fugitives.

As a result, 108 outstanding offenders were arrested and either returned to prison or remain in police custody.

Gold commander for the operation, Chief Superintendent John O'Hare, said: "I would ask communities across Greater Manchester to work with us and help us bring suspected criminals out of hiding and make our streets safer places to live.

"These people may be hiding on your street so if you do know of someone who is on the run then do the right thing and call."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or provide information through