POLICE will carry out road checks this week to help crackdown on criminal activity.

Officers will be out in force across South Yorkshire from today (Monday 16 May) as part of operation Trivium 6, which aims to disrupt criminal activity by denying travelling, foreign criminals use of the roads.

Officers will be carrying out road checks to catch those who are involved in a variety of crime, including human trafficking, theft and drugs.

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. We want to identify and apprehend those individuals whose criminality is a blight on the wider public living and working in South Yorkshire and Humberside.

“We will be working closely with our colleagues in Humberside in the coming days and expect to see a higher police presence as you travel around the region.

“A number of other agencies including Immigration Enforcement, DVLA, TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) and ACRO Criminal Records Office are also all part of the operation and will greatly assist in piecing together a national picture on travelling criminals.”