Fast cars and fake cash on display in police campaign

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High powered cars and more than £1 million seized from criminals in the last year are going on display around North Derbyshire.

A Golf R32, a Lexus IS200 and a Mitsubishi Evo will all be displayed as part of Operation Rocky - a month-long campaign targeting acquisitive crime.

The first display has been held in Chesterfield Market Place, where shoppers got to see the seized cars along with a suitcase containing £1.6 million in ‘cash’.

The money was actually fake £50 notes produced by Derbyshire Constabulary and contained details of the cars and other assets seized from criminals in the last year alone.

The events are being held until Sunday, November 27, and will focus on crime such as burglary, car theft and people profiting from illegal activity.

Members of the public are also being encourage to report people they suspect are living off the proceeds of a criminal lifestyle. The ‘dirty cash’ campaign is based around the Proceeds of Crime Act and other legislation which allows police to pursue criminals through the courts to confiscate their ill-gotten gains.

The displays will visit Dronfield Civic Centre on November 3, and Bolsover Market on Friday, November 4.