Officers have been out in force and have arrested five people for a series of offences following a crackdown on crime in and around Wythenshawe.

Between Sunday 24 and Thursday 28 November, officers from the City of Manchester division took part in a week of action with a focus on targeting burglary in and around Wythenshawe.

Officers utilised other teams from across GMP including the Roads Policing Unit and officers from surrounding districts; as they worked in partnership, using a combination of tactics to crackdown on acquisitive crime across the area.

The week also resulted in the recovery of two stolen vehicles valued in the region of £25000, 15 stop and searches and the seizure of seven additional vehicles for a variety of offences including driving with no insurance, defected vehicles and drink/drug driving.

The week also gave officers the opportunity to gather significant intel on issues which concern the community.

Chief Inspector James Ainscough of GMP said: “As the days get shorter and in the run-up to the festive period, we often see an increase in these types of offences and as such, our officers have been patrolling and offering crime prevention advice to any homes which seemed insecure to make them unappealing to potential criminals.

“Officers on this operation showed offenders that we do not tolerate crime in our community and we hope this week of action will start to give them the reassurance they deserve that we are here to stop criminals in their tracks.

"I am confident that the actions taken by officers during this period will have been noticed by the Wythenshawe community however we would urge that people continue to report any crime to us so we can deal with offenders as swiftly as possible.

"Our operations rely on the information you have given us so we can make the areas where you live and work a safer and more enjoyable place to be.”