Three arrested in border operation

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A major police operation targeting suspects who travel to North Yorkshire to commit crime netted three Doncaster men.

The trio were arrested by officers on routine patrol at Barnsdale Bar on the A1 at 11.30pm on Wednesday.

The men, aged 22, 23 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Officers also seized diesel fuel and a large quantity of money.

All three have now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Supt Dave Hannan, leading Operation Hawk, said: “These latest arrests show that North Yorkshire Police are maintaining their vigilance on people suspected of travelling into the county to commit crimes against rural communities.

“There will be no let up by North Yorkshire Police against those who come into the force, with the intent of committing criminal offences and they can expect to be arrested.

“When they are caught, we will deal with them robustly and put them before the courts to face justice.”

Operation Hawk was established in 2013 to protect North Yorkshire’s rural communities from the threat of travelling criminals.