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Three Arrested at Barnsdale Bar on A1 on Suspicion of Theft

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5:16pm 10th July 2014

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are continuing the fight against travelling criminals with more arrests.

Three men from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, were arrested by officers on routine patrol at Barnsdale Bar on the A1 at 11.30pm on Wednesday 9th July.

The men aged 22, 23 and 25 were  arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Officers also seized diesel and a large quantity of money.

All three have now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Superintendent Dave Hannan leads Operation Hawk, which targets travelling criminals. He said: “These latest arrests show that North Yorkshire Police are maintaining their vigilance on people suspected of travelling into the county to commit crimes against rural communities.

“There will be no let up by North Yorkshire Police against those who come into the force, with the intent of committing criminal offences and they can expect to be arrested. When they are caught, we will deal with them robustly and put them before the courts to face justice.”

Operation Hawk was established 2013 to protect North Yorkshire’s rural communities from the threat of travelling criminals.

Officers are using a number of resources to secure the county’s borders and ensure that criminals find it very difficult to get into North Yorkshire and out again undetected.

Residents in isolated areas can also play a big part in Operation Hawk by acting as the police’s eyes and ears. Intelligence gained from those communities can help officers to focus resources in the right areas, giving them a better chance of catching rural criminals.

Please report suspicious behaviour by calling North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 1 - and speak to the Force Control Room.

Anyone who can help progress this enquiry should contact Selby CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for Amanda Bostwick. Alternatively, information can be emailed to amanda.bostwick@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140113324.

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