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Night of action for rural crime teams across Sussex

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Night of action for rural crime teams across Sussex

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Friday, 21 January 2022

Sussex Police

The Sussex Rural Crime Team joined with teams from Hampshire and Kent for a night of action to deter rural criminality across the three areas.

(January 17) into the early hours of Tuesday (January 18) stopping vehicles on the borders of East Sussex with Kent and West Sussex with Hampshire to gather intelligence on rural criminals and provide a visible reassurance to those living and working in the rural communities on the borders.

Police say the operation was focusing on tackling rural burglary, theft of power tools and farm equipment.

Across Sussex, the team worked with the Roads Policing Unit and Specialist Enforcement Unit to stop about 40 vehicles.

Inspector Oli Fisher, from the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team, said, “We recognise that our rural communities expect and deserve to see a visible police presence, whether they are in the heart of the county or on its borders.

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