Crackdown on criminals

HUNDREDS of Bolsover homes have been visited by police offering security and crime prevention advice as part of a crackdown on burglary and car thefts.

Officers looked for insecure windows and doors and unlocked outbuildings and business premises while members of the Roads Policing Unit stopped cars in Bolsover and Shirebrook looking for criminals and stolen goods.

The operation, code named Lifan, was carried out on Tuesday with extra police patrols in Bolsover while officers also used "stop and search" powers in Clowne, Glapwell and Whaley Thorns.

Sergeant Matt Troth, who is in charge of the area's Safer Neighbourhood Teams, said: "We found many residents were already security conscious but there are still those people who are too trusting and allow people into their homes without checking who they are first. By splitting our resources we were able to target a number of areas. Hopefully the patrols will have a lasting impact."

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