POLICE are warning people suspected of committing a crime in East Yorkshire that they won't avoid justice by failing to turn up to court.

Humberside Police says its 'small but dedicated team' swings into action when a warrant is issued for a suspect's arrest by magistrates.

A spokeswoman said the team was one of the best in the country, attracting praise from the Home Office for the number of suspects they caught and the speed with which they did it.

"Last year we successfully caught almost 90 per cent of the 2,016 people who were wanted on warrant and so far this month we have caught a further 147," she said.

Warrant Supervisor Mike Milner said: “My message to anyone who is thinking about skipping court for any reason is to think twice.

“Your warrant will end up with my team and we will be knocking on your door very soon.

"We may be a small team but we’re very experienced and excel at finding and arresting people who think they can dodge justice by simply not turning up at court."