Ten people Northants Police want to speak to about violent crimes

Police have released images of 10 people they want to speak to in connection with violent assaults in the county.

The pictures have been published by police as part of Operation Limit, a month-long crackdown on violent crime which has already seen more than 50 arrests.

Ch Insp Dennis Murray has vowed to 'relentlessly' tackle violent crime

Ch Insp Dennis Murray has vowed to 'relentlessly' tackle violent crime

Figures for the first two weeks of February show 53 arrests for violence, 21 charged, five cautions, two community resolutions, two delay charge bailed and one recall to prison.

But it is hoped these pictures alongside numerous initiatives being carried out will lead to further success.

Chief Inspector Dennis Murray said: “We want to make sure people in Northamptonshire are really safe. We are going to tackle it relentlessly so people know and they get the message.

“If you are going to commit a violent crime, we are going to come and get you.”

Operation Limit is taking place throughout February, but the force wants to continue this work afterwards and use it to cut violent crime by 40 per cent.

As part of this, officers will be visiting Glasgow to see how police there have tackled the problem of violent crime, including binge drinking.

Ch Insp Murray said they also want to adopt violent crime as a public health issue so they not only look at the immediate effects, but work with those affected and help them find ways to stop it happening again. Domestic abuse and violence associated with the night-time economy are being targeted by Operation Limit. Under-17s crime is another priority, including officers going to school gates to talk to pupils and work with them to stop crime.

If you know the people pictured in the gallery above contact Operation Limit officers Sergeant Wendy Baron or Sergeant Andrea Honor or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.