Arrests and vehicles seized as police target rural crime in Cumbria
Date of alert:
Friday, 20 October 2023
An operation targeting rural crime in Cumbria resulted in three arrests and two stolen vehicles recovered by police.
On Monday, officers joined partners from the Environment Agency and Westmorland and Furness Council’s environmental protection, National Rural Crime Unit and DVSA for Operation Checkpoint.
Officers stopped over 70 vehicles, conducted 10 person and vehicle searches and inspected several quads, trailers and vehicles.
The team made three arrests including one for going equipped and theft of a motor vehicle, one for failing to stop for police and another for a positive drugs wipe.