Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been stepping up its crackdown on neighbourhood crime.

The force's Operation Acquire includes four days of action spanning across November and December.

Extra police resources will be deployed to target and arrest those suspected of committing neighbourhood offences in Greater Manchester.

The latest GMP Acquire work is the operation's third sequence of action after November and December last year, and June and July this year. 

Hundreds of people were arrested during those periods and officers provided thousands of crime prevention leaflets across neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester.

Acquire aims to "robustly tackle neighbourhood crime and endeavour to keep our communities safe".

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Chief Superintendent Ian Jones from GMP’s Wigan district who is the force lead for neighbourhood crime, said: “We have seen huge successes in the reduction of neighbourhood crime when officers take part in Operation Acquire, we saw successes in the previous Op Acquire days of action and endeavour to continue this momentum.

“We will continue to be very visible in your community. We want you to be reassured that we are present, patrolling areas, conducting warrants and focusing offenders that are attacking you, your family and your home.

“But we need your help, who is acting suspicious in your area? Do you have intelligence where stolen goods are or have been sold?

"We will act on this intelligence and can help to make your community safe from criminals who threaten your safety.

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“We want to equip the public with top tips and preventative advice to make it easy for you to make it hard for criminals and it is imperative to follow the advice to help keep yourself and your property safe from criminals.

"For more crime prevention advice visit

“I would also urge members of the public to promote and join a Neighbourhood watch scheme in your area by visiting to sign up. If you have any intelligence, however small you think that is, please contact us or inform Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111."

Bee In The Loop is residents' direct line to their GMP neighbourhood policing team, which can be found at