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Arrests made in major cross border operation

PUBLISHED: 14:38 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 10:36 12 August 2010

THREE people were arrested and 50 cars were searched during a police operation targeting criminals travelling to the borough to commit crime.

THREE people were arrested and 50 cars were searched during a police operation targeting criminals travelling to the borough to commit crime.

Last Thursday and Sunday, the Biggin Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team, took part in a cross border operation targeting roads and lanes between Biggin Hill, Croydon, Kent and Surrey.

Supported by officers from Croydon, Kent and Surrey, the operation was carried out after concerns were raised by residents in Biggin Hill about criminals using the roads to travel into the area.

The three people arrested included one for drink driving, one for drugs offences and one who had a warrant out for their arrest.

Fifty-six vehicles were stopped when entering the area, 20 people were stopped and searched, 48 people were stopped and asked to account for themselves and one vehicle was seized as the driver had no insurance.

Sergeant Gill Smith, head of the Biggin Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "This operation was designed to combat cross border criminal activity and, through working with our colleagues from Kent, Surrey and Croydon, we were able to effectively disrupt those who travel into Biggin Hill intent on committing crime.

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