More than 140 people arrested in cross border police crackdown

Police officers ran an operation last week which involved Hertfordshire, the Metropolitan Police, Surrey, Thames Valley and British Transport Police.

Friday, 6th May 2022, 10:00 am

A police crackdown to target cross border offending has ended with 141 arrests last week.

The operation saw officers arrest people for offences including burglary, robbery, theft of motor vehicles and drugs between Tuesday and Thursday last week (April 26 to 28).

Over three days, Hertfordshire, the Metropolitan Police, Surrey, Thames Valley and British Transport Police worked together to seize 37 vehicles, 16 weapons and more than £14,500 in cash.

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A police crackdown was to target cross border offending.

The forces also made 48 drug seizures and are said to be continuing several enquires from last week.

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Detective Chief Inspector Frankie Westoby, from Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: “This operation is a great example of the successes that partnership working can bring. We had some fantastic results over the course of the three days and I’d like to thank everyone involved.”

He continued: “We’re absolutely committed to doing everything we can to keep local communities safe and to make life hostile for those who cause harm, often targeting the most vulnerable members of society.”

“I hope this sends a message to those who travel to commit crime that we will utilise everything at our disposal and work with our policing colleagues to catch up with you.”