Country-wide police operation cracks down on road network criminals

By Andreas Koumoudis

@akoumoudis

South Yorkshire Police have launched a campaign to catch international criminals and gang masters using a series of roadside checks.

They are checking foreign drivers and their lorries, for speeding, uninsured licence plates, overcrowding, and overweight vehicles.

The five-day operation, called Trivium 6, aims to catch criminals using the road network via road checks and other intelligence-led activity.

In the early stages of the operation, hundreds of incidents were identified country-wide: from speed violations to identifying gang masters.

Roads Policing Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “Once more, we are proud to support this international campaign to target criminals using our transport networks.

“I want to make it very clear that this operation is not about targeting communities.”

More to follow.

Kimberley John

2nd year journalism student at the University of Sheffield. Copy editor for Forge Press and writer for Liberty Belle magazine.

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