More than 800 cars checked in Doncaster crime crackdown

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Police carried out checks on more than 850 cars in Doncaster in one night in the latest day of their crackdown on burglary and vehicle crime.

Operation Lockdown was launched at the beginning of October to focus on the two areas of crime, following a 
2 per cent rise in burglary and vehicle crime from April to August 2013, compared to the same period last year – overnight, a total of 866 vehicles were checked across Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police officers found 22 were unlocked, while there were also six pedal cycles described as ‘prime for stealing’.

In Balby, 646 vehicles were checked, while 220 vehicles were checked in Wheatley.