European police helping officers target foreign criminal gangs

North Yorkshire Police are joining a nationwide operation to target foreign gangs

North Yorkshire Police are joining a nationwide operation to target foreign gangs

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A NATIONAL police operation to target foreign gangs on the country’s roads was launched in North Yorkshire today (Monday, March 24).

Officers from Romania, Lithuania and Poland have travelled to the UK to help police target foreign criminals on English roads as part of Operation Trivium II.

Such gangs are thought to be involved in shoplifting, fraud, metal theft and theft from vehicles, such as catalytic converters. The criminals use roads to move around the country and are not linked to any individual or established communities.

North Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy said catching those who travel to the county to commit crime was a top priority for the force.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues across the UK and Europe in a combined effort to target foreign criminals who take advantage of our road network to commit crime," he said.

“Travelling criminals are a top target for North Yorkshire Police and this nationwide operation will support and enhance our ongoing operations to deprive criminals of the use of our roads and protect our communities from the impact of these crimes.”

The operation runs from March 24 to March 28, when police will be stopping vehicles of interest and using officers who have travelled from Romania, Lithuania and Poland to carry out roadside checks to establish if the occupants are wanted by police in their home countries.

Foreign police officers will also be based at a central call centre to allow frontline officers to contact them and carry out almost instant checks on drivers and passengers.

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6:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ian923 says...

False cash machine fronts as well!
False cash machine fronts as well! ian923
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9:04pm Mon 24 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

It again beggars all belief, so why were these people let into our 'host' country Britain in the first place ?. On the other hand because of 'CLEGG and LIBERAL Co' pathetic policies, i.e. The Liberal 'NO CAP' whatsoever on immigrants and a liberal party proposed INCREASE in Free British State Benefits for all Asylum Seekers, all paid for by the poor oppressed, discrimated against 'Working' British Taxpayer.. There are over 7OO immigrant Criminals in Britain convicted of ***SERIOUS CRIME,many on Free British State Benefits, they will NOT be deported because of their so called 'Human Rights', this is your corrupt, 'divvi-British liberal backed skewed' European Parliament for you. What a pathetic nonsense, this is the kind of country decent working class people have been well and truly shafted and manipulated......We 'all' know who to vote for now.........
It again beggars all belief, so why were these people let into our 'host' country Britain in the first place ?. On the other hand because of 'CLEGG and LIBERAL Co' pathetic policies, i.e. The Liberal 'NO CAP' whatsoever on immigrants and a liberal party proposed INCREASE in Free British State Benefits for all Asylum Seekers, all paid for by the poor oppressed, discrimated against 'Working' British Taxpayer.. There are over 7OO immigrant Criminals in Britain convicted of ***SERIOUS CRIME,many on Free British State Benefits, they will NOT be deported because of their so called 'Human Rights', this is your corrupt, 'divvi-British liberal backed skewed' European Parliament for you. What a pathetic nonsense, this is the kind of country decent working class people have been well and truly shafted and manipulated......We 'all' know who to vote for now......... cushybutterfield
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9:18pm Mon 24 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

ian 923 There have over the past couple of years 'mobile' travelling gangs in the past from Eastern Europe TARGETING SUPERMARKET CASH MACHINES, in the North East and elsewhere,.... as you say ****SKIMMING COPYING with ****FALSE Cash Machine Fronts etc, keep them eyes peeled. (1) Are CCTV Cameras serviced and WORKING PROPERLY.?. (2) Do Shop Managers and/or Security Officers REGULARLY check these machines. ?, LONDON is rife now with pickpockets from all over the Globe, this is the kind of Country we live in now, thanks to the liberal minded punters and their pathetic policies. As much use as a 'Chocolate Fireguard' and as usual the decent working class ****Working people suffer from all this imported crime.
ian 923 There have over the past couple of years 'mobile' travelling gangs in the past from Eastern Europe TARGETING SUPERMARKET CASH MACHINES, in the North East and elsewhere,.... as you say ****SKIMMING COPYING with ****FALSE Cash Machine Fronts etc, keep them eyes peeled. (1) Are CCTV Cameras serviced and WORKING PROPERLY.?. (2) Do Shop Managers and/or Security Officers REGULARLY check these machines. ?, LONDON is rife now with pickpockets from all over the Globe, this is the kind of Country we live in now, thanks to the liberal minded punters and their pathetic policies. As much use as a 'Chocolate Fireguard' and as usual the decent working class ****Working people suffer from all this imported crime. cushybutterfield
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