Thames Valley Police arrested 23 people during a three-day operation to target cross border offending.

The operation ran between Tuesday and Thursday last week and involved officers from Thames Valley, Hertfordshire, the Metropolitan Police, Surrey and British Transport Police.

Across the three days, 141 people were arrested for offences including burglary, robbery, theft of motor vehicles and drug offences.

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It was carried out to target those who harm to local communities through drug, violent and acquisitive crime.

Police used Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and intelligence to target vehicles on the roads, as well as those using the railway network.

Additionally, 37 vehicles were seized, 16 weapons were recovered and 48 drug seizures were made.

More than £14,500 in cash was also recovered by police.

A number of enquiries continue

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.

“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.

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“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.”


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