Operation Highway – three arrests made


A DAY of action took place in Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding areas last Friday as part of Operation Highway, a vehicle crime initiative in the county.

The operation was launched at the beginning of June, aiming to reduce vehicle crime offences through proactive and reactive policing tactics and partnership working.

Throughout the day, enhanced patrols took place by officers, crime prevention advice was delivered by Safer Neighbourhood Teams and leaflets and crime prevention packs were handed out to communities.

As a result of the operation, three arrests were made for offences including recall to prison and assault. Four vehicles were also seized – one on suspicion of being involved in an offence and the others for driving without insurance.

Inspector Paul Speddings, who is leading on the operation, said: “We are pleased with these results and hope they demonstrate another day of activity to tackle vehicle crime within the county.

“We are pleased to say that we saw a decrease in reports of vehicle crime in the south of the county over the weekend, which we hope in part is due to our increased activity over the past few months.

“We are working hard to prevent and disrupt further offences, and hope the public are reassured that we are taking vehicle crime seriously.”