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Police continue crackdown on cross-border criminals

An extensive operation cracking down on cross-border criminals chalked up another success after police units stopped a stolen cloned van and arrested the driver for multiple offences.

After the vehicle was spotted in Nottinghamshire, officers followed it up the A1 northbound to Five Lane Ends where a stinger was deployed, and the Citroen van came to a stop.

Checks revealed it had been stolen from an address in Leeds and was on cloned plates.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, going equipped for the theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

The successful stop, which happened at around 2:40 am on Thursday 5 October 2023, is the latest example of the force’s wider ongoing work, working closely alongside neighbouring forces, to tackle and reduce serious cross-border criminality.

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Teams of officers continue to target and intercept travelling cross-border criminals suspected of committing crimes, with patrols monitoring main routes, including the A1 corridor, to clamp down on those moving between counties in an attempt to evade capture.

Inspector Hayley Crawford, District Commander for Bassetlaw, said:

“This was just the latest example of our continuing work to target criminals using our roads. It shows we are keeping the pressure on cross-border criminals and how we will take robust action against anyone found to be breaking the law.

“We are determined to maintain that momentum and results such as this send a powerful message to anyone who travelling through Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas with the intent of committing crime that we will work relentlessly to track them down and they will be caught.”

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