Posted on 9th May 2018
Six people have been arrested and three vehicles seized during a police operation to target crime in the South Normanton and Alfreton area.
The campaign, which took place over four nights, was set up by the Alfreton area Safer Neighbourhood policing team following a recent spell of vehicle related crime.
They joined forces with officers from the roads crime team and the Amber Valley proactive team for the operation which took place between Monday, April 23 and Friday, April 27.
On Wednesday, April 25 a 29 year old man from Kirkby in Ashfield was arrested on suspicion of theft and a car and a lorry seized after they were seen acting suspiciously on the A38 and M1 roundabout, at junction 28.
Officers from the Alfreton Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team also stopped a white van and a 29 year old man from Pinxton was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs.
Both men have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
On Thursday, April 26 officers stopped a vehicle in Alfreton, and arrested a 39 year old woman who was wanted by police in Lincolnshire on suspicion of drug offences. She has been recalled to prison
Three men aged 32, 31 and 24 from Barnsley were also arrested on suspicion of theft from a van on Victoria Road in Pinxton. They have also been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
During the operation, officers also seized one vehicle which was being driven in the area without valid insurance.
Sergeant James Bowler of the Alfreton area Safer Neighbourhood policing teams said: “We set up the initiative in response to a number of recent reports of thefts from vehicles in the Alfreton and South Normanton areas, and to take a pre-emptive approach to targeting crime.
“The operation has also helped us gather valuable intelligence and sent out a clear message that we will take positive action against those who commit crime in Derbyshire in the future.”
Anyone with any information about crime in their area should contact Derbyshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more information about your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, and to contact them, visit the My Local Police pages of the website by clicking here.