Police join forces to fight rural crime

Six police forces across the north of England joined forces on Thursday 7 February as part of an ongoing country-wide operation to tackle rural crime, according to a release by North Yorkshire Police.

Over 200 people – police and volunteers – from North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Northumbria took part in ‘Operation Checkpoint’ which resulted in hundreds of vehicles being stopped and several arrests.

Inspector Jon Grainge, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce said the initiative 'sends a clear message to criminals using the road networks to target our rural communities that their illegal activity won’t be tolerated'.

We have excellent working relationships with neighbouring forces, and operations like Checkpoint help us share resources and information to clamp down on criminals, wherever they are from and wherever they are going’.

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