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Police Stop Vehicles in Scarborough and Whitby

Police Stop Vehicles in Scarborough and Whitby

Published by Jon Burke at 1:48pm 12th February 2020.

Dozens of vehicles were stopped and checked, and several suspects arrested last night, as part of the biggest rural crime operation in the country, four of which were in North Yorkshire.

Police officers and PCSOs from the North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria forces worked alongside volunteer watch teams for Operation Checkpoint.

In North Yorkshire, four vehicles were seized by police, four suspects were arrested, and a number of people found in suspicious circumstances were dispersed from the county. Officers in North Yorkshire were supported by more than 50 Mobile Rural Watch volunteers.

At 9.50pm, officers located a Mercedes van, previously reported stolen from Middlesbrough, on the A171. It was stopped in Scarborough, and the 33-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, and handed over to Cleveland Police.

At 10.55pm, an Audi car with three 18-year-olds on board was stopped at Mickleby, near Whitby. The driver tested positive for cannabis, and was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.



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