Major rural crime clampdown nets criminals
Dozens of police officers and volunteers took part in a major clampdown on rural criminals .
Operation Checkpoint is the largest rural policing operation of its kind in the country, and saw Lancashire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumbria join forces to target cross-border criminals.
The six forces co-ordinated intelligence-led deployments, static vehicle checkpoints and proactive visits to vulnerable premises.
Intelligence shows that organised crime groups from across the north of England are involved in thefts, burglaries, and handling stolen property, targeting... read more
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