Vehicles taken off road in police crackdown

A Land Rover seized during Debryshire Police's one-day operation
A Land Rover seized during Debryshire Police's one-day operation
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A haul of 4x4s was seized by police during a crackdown on car thefts.

Derbyshire Police confiscated three Land Rovers - two of which were believed to be stolen - during a one-day operation in Holymoorside, close to Chesterfield.

The blitz was organised by Derbyshire Police after a sudden surge in reports of 4x4 vehicles being swiped in the area.

Since the start of March, four vehicles have been stolen and the most recent involved a Land Rover 90 in Cartledge Lane, Holmesfield, last week.

Officers from the Wingerworth and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces with staff from HM Revenue and Customs for the crackdown.

Sergeant Aidan Stones from the team, said: “We stopped 4x4 drivers and spoke to the owners about the recent thefts, particularly around Land Rovers.

“We offered information on how they can keep their vehicles secure, handed out free marking kits and advised them about the importance of sourcing any parts they buy responsibly.

“Enquiries will now be carried out into those vehicles which were recovered.

“I would ask local residents to continue to support us by reporting any suspicious activity they see.”

Derbyshire Police can be contacted by calling non-emergency number 101.