Over 2000 wanted offenders arrested under police operation

Cheshire Constabulary is reflecting on the success of Operation Rise and Shine in 2023, arresting an average of six wanted offenders every day on top of daily demand.

Operation Rise and Shine focuses on those who are wanted, have failed to appear at court, failed to answer to bail, and those who have been recalled to prison.

In the last 12 months, 2,254 offenders have been arrested under the operation – the equivalent of an average of six people per day, outside of normal daily arrests.

This includes 506 arrests across Eastern areas of the force, 738 across Western areas, and 796 across Northern areas.

A further 214 arrests relate to those arrested outside Cheshire and further afield.

Detective Superintendent Carlos Brunes said "Operation Rise and Shine has resulted in more than 2,250 arrests in the past 12 months, which is an incredibly positive result, especially when you consider that this is on top of arrests which come from our normal daily demand.

"This is down to the dedication of our officers and staff, who work hard to ensure Cheshire remains a hostile place for those intent on committing crime.

"But as these figures demonstrate, our officers will go well beyond the boundaries of Cheshire to keep our communities safe and ensure that all offenders are held accountable for their actions.

"The message is clear; we will find you and you will be brought to justice."