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Police carry out road checks to crackdown on criminal activity

Monday May 16 2016

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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.”

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Reply Posted by RSVP on Monday May 16 2016 at 17:46
Good. I hope it will help piece together 'a national picture on travelling criminals.'
Will this start to identify drug distributers? As the heroin & cocaine rife in Barnsley aren't exactly home produced. It's about time.

Reply Posted by NaughtyNorman on Monday May 16 2016 at 19:34
Great news. Let's hope this operation carries some real clowt targeting the hard core criminals that blight our region, and not just used to pull over average joe motorists giving the police an excuse to write a ticket for a faulty brake light or questionable bald tyre.
Good luck South Yorkshire police you deserve some good press for a change!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Chris on Monday May 16 2016 at 20:01
What A Load Of Rubbish I Reported A Drugs Deal Going On Every Day Where I Live And Nothing And I Mean Nothing Has Been Done

Reply Posted by Ozzy on Tuesday May 17 2016 at 08:49
Great news, let's tell the criminals before an op so they an stay out of the way

Reply Posted by Gaverlar on Tuesday May 17 2016 at 15:16
Drug dealing is rife in Barnsley. You only have to look at the flashy fools who have an average day job but are driving £50k + cars and living it up large with luxury holidays, massive houses and for some reason have "visitors" coming at all hours most days for a little while.

Reply Posted by Robdought on Tuesday May 17 2016 at 17:35
Let's get his straight is this not the job of the police in the first place. Why broadcast it. The simple answer is shut the borders to immigrants and do proper checks at border control to see what sort of murders peodophiles rapist and burglars with foreign convictions are allowed into this country with out checking there previous history.

No I'm not racist just concerned for our people. Vote Brexit

Reply Posted by In each other's pockets on Tuesday May 17 2016 at 19:26
SYP can't shut the borders etc but they COULD look more closely at some of Barnsley's born and bred with big properties, big cars etc and ' businesses' that make you wonder...the drugs problem has been getting bigger over the past 40 years and nobody can blame immigrants as you never came across a non English person in Barnsley in the 70s.

Reply Posted by Steve on Wednesday May 18 2016 at 08:08
Eastern European gangs on Osborne street in Barnsley dealing drugs fighting drinking and smoking canabis on the street the police are not bothered, I am sick of them.