Police day of action success

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THIRTEEN people were arrested in the latest Operation Surf day of action in Wisbech and Huntingdon.

Almost 60 police officers hit the streets to carry out the high impact day on Wednesday.

A total of four warrants were carried out across the two towns.

Working with partner agencies including Fenland District Council, officers also carried out licensing checks, a SpeedWatch operation, immigration checks with the UK Border Agency and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) checks.

Seven drivers were fined for various roads offences, an uninsured vehicle was seized and a number of car owners will be sent letters alerting them to the fact they had left valuables on display in their unattended vehicles.

There were arrests for a variety of offences including: theft, assault, drugs, burglary and criminal damage.

Inspector David Liddle said: “This was a successful day of action to disrupt criminal activity in Wisbech and Huntingdon.

“Criminals should be warned that we will continue to carry out these high impact days targeting anyone breaking the law.”

Anyone with any information about criminal activity should call police on 0345-4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.