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Police squad to target rural and travelling criminals
8:36am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A NEW road crime team has been set up by North Yorkshire Police to help tackle rural and cross-border crime.
The team, which operates under Operation Hawk, is made up of nine officers who were formerly part of the now-disbanded regional road crime team for about five years.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy said the new team was trained in advanced driving, and would target known and suspected criminals in rural communities.
Mr Kennedy said: “The road crime team is tenacious in its work and will not stop until their targets have been arrested and brought to justice, or at the very least we significantly disrupt their activities.”
Sergeant Andy Quigley, who leads the road crime team, said: “We promise the people of North Yorkshire, especially those living in the rural communities who often feel more vulnerable to crime, that we are doing everything in our power to target travelling criminals and take them out of action.”