West Midlands police: Swift decisive action to deal with rioters thanks to courts

West Midlands police: Swift decisive action to deal with rioters thanks to courts
West Midlands police: Swift decisive action to deal with rioters thanks to courts

Chris Sims, West Midlands police chief constable, says that offenders will face the "full force" of the law:

"We promised swift, decisive action against anyone suspected of causing trouble on our streets – and thanks to our colleagues at the courts we're delivering on that promise.

"More people suspected of being involved in disorder will appear before magistrates today as both Sandwell and Wolverhampton have court sittings dedicated to dealing with these prisoners.

"We will not tolerate violent behaviour in the West Midlands and will arrest anyone who commit acts of violence or criminality…offenders can expect to be put before the courts and will face the full force of the law.


"A court operating throughout the night is a first for the West Midlands…it's given us the opportunity to put prisoners through the system in a really timely manner and speed up the justice system.

"Together with the courts we're sending out the string message that offenders will be dealt with robustly and run a high risk of being sent to prison if they are foolish enough to get involved in disorder on our streets."
 

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