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Offenders receive special Valentine's Day messages

A number of forces used the day to 'reach out' to criminals.

Durham PCSO Natasha Bree and PC David Greenwell with the cards they hand out

Durham PCSO Natasha Bree and PC David Greenwell with the cards they hand out

Date - 15th February 2017
By - Helena Hickey - Police Oracle
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Criminals across the country woke up to special messages this morning from their loved ones in the police service.

Sussex Police used Facebook and Twitter to deliver their loving messages to those they hope to see this Valentines Day – some of the areas most wanted criminals.

The first message is dedicated to “long lost love number one” Kyle Gilmore, 23, wanted for possessing and supplying drugs.

Sussex is not the only force choosing to reach out to offenders on Valentine’s Day, with criminals in Durham also getting a surprise delivery.

Officers from Bishop Auckland’s neighbourhood policing team are sending cards to criminals who have been involved in shop thefts, reminding them to “Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones, not us”.

“In the next few days our local criminals will be getting a Valentine’s card but it won’t be from a secret admirer,” said Inspector Andy Reeves.

“We will deliver them by hand to the top ten offenders in each area, with others receiving their cards in the post. And when it’s their birthday and in the run-up to Christmas they can expect us to stay in touch as we will be thinking of them.”

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