More arrests in burglary crackdown
A burglary crackdown is gathering pace as more suspected criminals find themselves being quizzed by police.
Since Friday, officers have been visiting known offenders to remind them that they have them in their sights as part of Operation Sleigh.
Homes of suspected criminals have also been searched with 24 arrests made in the first three days of the crackdown.
Now, five more people have been added to the arrest sheet as officers continue to disrupt the lives of suspected burglars ahead of Christmas across Sunderland and South Tyneside.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling said: “We are continuing to pro-actively target suspected burglars and to make arrests.
“We wanted to run this operation to reassure the public, burglary is still one of our key priorities.