Police make 13 arrests as officers hit the streets in Fenland crime crackdown
THIRTEEN people were arrested for offences including theft, assault and burglary as police swept through Fenland in a crime crackdown yesterday.
Almost 60 officers hit the streets in Wisbech and Huntingdon in the latest Operation Surf initiative.
Four warrants were carried out across the towns and police worked with the district councils to carry out licensing checks, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, a SpeedWatch operation and immigration checks with the UK Border Agency.
Seven drivers were fined for various roads offences, an uninsured vehicle was seized and a number of car owners will be sent letters alerting them to the fact they had left valuables on display in their unattended vehicles.
Two men, aged 46 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis at separate addresses in Huntingdon. Officers also seized cannabis plants.
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The other arrests were for offences including theft, assault, drugs, burglary and criminal damage.
Inspector David Liddle said: “This was a successful day of action to disrupt criminal activity in Wisbech and Huntingdon.
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“Criminals should be warned that we will continue to carry out these high impact days targeting anyone breaking the law.”
Anyone with any information about criminal activity should call police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.