Crackdown on crime across Yorkshire
10:24am 23rd April 2010
Police officers from across Yorkshire and the Humber have arrested 24 people in the last week. They have also seized cash, property and weapons, in a joint crackdown against burglary, vehicle crime and money laundering.
The week-long campaign followed a major investigation into persistent cross-border crime, led by Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police. As well as Humberside, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Police, forces from Lancashire and the West Midlands were also involved in the multi-agency operation that included support from the DVLA and ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Services (AVCIS).
DCI Lisa Atkinson of West Yorkshire Police, who led the investigation, said: “This large-scale positive action is part of an ongoing programme of activity to tackle cross border crime. It is targeted at persistent travelling criminals who cause harm to communities and individuals. An operation of this size and complexity underlines the determination of the four forces and the regional teams of Yorkshire and the Humber to tackle this enduring problem, putting before the courts and seizing and confiscating assets from anyone found to have been involved in illegal activity.”
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