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Multi-agency operation – Kidlington

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 9:21am

The Thames Valley Police worked in conjunction with partner agencies to carry out a successful multi-agency operation across the Cherwell and West Oxfordshire local police area (LPA) on Monday (30/6).

Officers from the Kidlington neighbourhood policing team worked with colleagues from across the LPA in various locations to tackle and target organised crime groups, rural crime, metal theft, unlicensed scrap dealers and rogue traders.

The team worked in partnership with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Trading Standards, the Environment Agency, Cherwell District Council and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) teams.

The results of the operation are as follows:

  • Sixteen vehicles stopped in total.
  • One vehicle issued with a Section 165 under the Road Traffic Act 1998 for having no insurance.
  • One vehicle stopped and driver instructed to report at the station with driver documents.
  • One warning issued to an unlicensed scrap collector by Cherwell District Council.
  • The remaining vehicles were given advice and warnings
  • Six vehicles recognised by ANPR and vital intelligence developed about criminal activity

Sgt Colin Travi, from Kidlington neighbourhood policing team, said: “This was a very successful operation involving many partner agencies working together to target and disrupt rural crime, rogue traders, organised crime groups, metal thefts and scrap dealers.

“We were able to gather vital intelligence via the ANPR technology utilised in this operation and strategically planned this operation to target known offenders and hot spot areas.

“The intelligence gathering and enforcement aspects of this operation were very successful and we are planning further multi-agency operations. I was particularly impressed with the depth of information exchanged by all partners involved in this operation, which has harnessed closer working relationships. Criminals beware.”

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