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North Yorkshire Police Arrest Two More Suspects In Operation Hawk


8:57am 21st November 2013

Police in North Yorkshire have made more arrests in their campaign against travelling criminals. 

Two men aged 32 and 28, from Batley, West Yorkshire, were arrested on suspicion of theft at 11.30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2013, on the A64, near Tadcaster.

Police say they were stopped by officers on routine patrol, who spotted a Ford Transit van towing a trailer. As the officers spoke with the pair, a report was received of the theft of a trailer, matching the description of the one being towed, which had been stolen in the Nether Poppleton area.

The men were arrested as they could not give a reasonable explanation why it was in their possession, say officers. They add that they are both currently in police custody.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are tackling rural and cross-border crime through Operation Hawk. The aim of the operation is to disrupt the activities of criminals intent of preying on rural communities coming into North Yorkshire. When they are caught, offenders will be put before the courts.

To find out more about Operation Hawk please visit http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/hawk.

Or follow the Road Crime Team on Twitter @NYPRoadCrime and use the hashtag #OpHawk.

Anyone with information about people committing crime in North Yorkshire and the City of York should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.

To report a crime taking place dial 999 immediately.

Or to report information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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