Police crackdown on criminals on South Yorkshire's roads

A police blitz on criminals using South Yorkshire's roads is underway.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 8:56 am
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:28 pm
Police officers are looking for criminals on South Yorkshire's roads

Starting today, Operation Trivium is a multi-agency operation targeting foreign national offenders who use the roads.

Officers will work alongside other police forces, law enforcement agencies and European policing partners to execute arrest warrants, patrol the roads and carry out stop checks.

Last year 9,009 vehicles were stopped, 509 vehicles were seized and 361 arrests were made.

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Operations Managers for joint specialist operations, Glen Suttenwood, said: “The main purpose of this operation is to tackle criminality not the community and the activity and checks we have planned in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham will target offenders who are involved in this type of criminality.

“Criminal activity such as modern slavery is a serious issue that affects vulnerable people who may be at risk of exploitation, and the work done as part of this operation is vital to tackle these crimes head on.

“Working collectively with different agencies allows a proactive approach to be taken to target these criminals and stop them from using our roads to engage in illegal activity.”

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