More arrests in car crime crackdown

IAN CLARKE An on-going police crackdown on vehicle crime has been stepped up and seen 12 arrests in the West Norfolk and Breckland area in the past week.

IAN CLARKE

An on-going police crackdown on vehicle crime has seen 12 arrests in the west Norfolk and Breckland area in the past week.

Four men were arrested at Brunel Way in Thetford on Monday, following a police operation in response to the theft of a 4x4 from Beveridge Way, King's Lynn, which was then abandoned at Northwold. The men, all from the Thetford area, remain in police custody.

Eight other arrests have been made and six search warrants enforced as part of Operation Anxious. The arrests were on suspicion of involvement in vehicle crime or handling stolen goods.

Police are using the Automated Number Plate Recognition system - a database that flags up illegal vehicles on the road - and are urging motorists not to leave vehicles unlocked or with property on display.

Western area superintendent Nick Dean said: "This work will continue and my message is that if you have not been visited yet, and you are a person who commits crime or handles the proceeds of crime, then expect officers to call."