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CRACKDOWN: Herts Police make 35 arrests in major cross force operation

 Published on: 30th April 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hertfordshire Police officers made 35 arrests as part of an operation with neighbouring forces last week.

Between Tuesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 25, officers were out in force to target criminals using the road and rail network to commit serious and acquisitive crime.

During the three-day operation, in addition to the 35 arrests, officers also stopped and searched 51 people and seized 24 vehicles, six weapons. and a mixture of class A, B and C drugs. Of the 29 drug seizures, one had a street value of £20,000.

The arrests were made for a variety of offences, including the theft of motor vehicles, drug driving, possession with intent to supply drugs, failing to attend (bail or court), fraud, breach of bail, grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving, the possession of offensive weapons, being wanted for violent domestic assault, aggravated burglary, and robbery.

The operation covered several force areas across the south of England. Hertfordshire’s officers joined other forces including the Met, City of London, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Bedfordshire, Kent, and the British Transport Police.

This included the deployment of specialist units such as intelligence, covert and police dogs, who worked together with officers on the ground to pursue criminals travelling between counties to commit serious crime.

Inspector Paul Stanbridge, from Hertfordshire Constabulary, who was involved in the operation, said: “Over the three days working in partnership with other forces, we have managed to intercept suspected criminals who operate on the major roads of Hertfordshire.

“I am pleased that we have disrupted criminality across the country and the work that has been done including the arrests of 35 people.

“The message is clear: those who commit offences inside Hertfordshire are not welcome here and our aim is to make the county safer for everyone else by taking these people off the streets.”

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