Police operation tackles rural crime

Over 100 officers and volunteers from seven police forces across the north of England joined together for an overnight operation to tackle rural crime.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 2:55 pm
News from Northumbria Police.

Last Thursday night’s multi-force operation involved Northumbria joining teams from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Humberside, Lancashire and North Yorkshire to provide reassurance to those in rural communities by combating criminals who operate between force areas.

In Northumbria, volunteers joined neighbourhood officers, motor patrols and special constables for the operation which aimed to identify and target suspects involved in crimes such as thefts, burglaries, handling and disposing of stolen property.

One vehicle was seized and 35 stop-checked. Two people were issued with summons and a number of people were given vehicle defect warnings.

Detective Constable Tim Mayland, from Northumbria Police, said: “By working with our neighbouring forces we are able to target offenders that are abusing the rural communities within their respective force areas.

“We continue to strengthen our relationships with those forces and partner agencies in order to best police issues at the heart of our communities.

“I would like to thank the volunteers that have assisted Northumbria Police in our operation to target rural and wildlife crime in our force area. It is with their help that we can effectively carry out these types of proactive activity that demonstrates how tackling rural crime continues to be high on our agenda."