Crime crackdown event leads to two arrests

Specials join forces for drive home safely day

Specials join forces for drive home safely day - Credit: Archant

Special Constables from Herts and Metropolitan Police teamed up as part of a cross-border safety campaign – which resulted in two arrests.

The operation took place at South Mimms service station by Bignell’s Corner, and aimed to reduce crime in the area, as well as making it a hostile environment for those wishing to commit offences.

It also sought to identify and seize vehicles being driven unlawfully, and educate drivers about the dangers of drink/drug driving.

Throughout the day-long event at the end of last month, a total of 140 vehicles were stopped, and two people were arrested – one for overstaying on a student visa and the other for possession of cannabis and refusing to provide a roadside drugs test.

There were also 25 Traffic Offence Reports (TOR) issued for offences such as not having road tax, using a mobile phone while driving, not having MOT or insurance, not wearing a seatbelt and having window tints that were too dark.

Temporary Special Inspector Andrew Lobel, who organised the operation, said: “This event showed the willingness, dedication and commitment between the volunteer police officers from both Hertfordshire and the Metropolitan Police.

“They worked together to serve their local communities and denied criminals the use of the roads network, making them safer and reducing crime through visibility.

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“We had a very positive response from members of the public who said they felt safer seeing these types of large operations which clearly go some way to disrupt crime.”

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