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Multiple arrests in clamp down on rural crime

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Multiple arrests in clamp down on rural crime

Date of alert:

Friday, 13 May 2022

Crime Ref:


Nottinghamshire Police

Four suspects were arrested as officers took to the streets and countryside in a bid to crack down on rural crime.

The operation saw teams of officers from the Going into the early hours of Friday morning and with the help of specialised units and equipment, officers arrested two teenagers on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

As the night went on, eagle-eyed officers spotted a transit van travelling on Potter Street, Worksop, thought to be involved in van thefts from across the county.

On closer inspection of the vehicle, officers quickly found around 100 skeleton keys, an angle grinder and three cut-off catalytic converters.

Two men aged 16 and 20, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle. They remain in custody as enquiries continue.Bassetlaw neighbourhood policing team, the off-road bike team, the force’s knife crime team, road crime team, road’s policing, Operation Reacher, tactical support group and dogs team spend Thursday (12 May) out on patrol in Bassetlaw to put a stop to rural criminals.

The teams descended onto the district as part of the operation - teaming up with officers in South Yorkshire Police and Derbyshire Constabulary.

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