Crime fighting event in Potters Bar

A CRIME-BUSTING event is being held by police in Potters Bar on Saturday.

The initiative, which aims to tackle car crime, forms part of the force’s ‘Operation Tarantula’ – a dedicated anti-vehicle crime crackdown.

It is taking place in the car park at Tesco in Mutton Lane between 10am and 2pm.

The event will include a chance to meet with officers who will be giving crime prevention advice for drivers.

They will also be handing out tamper proof number plate screws.


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Arachnophobes beware as between 11am and 1pm members of the public will be able to meet with a live tarantula.

Neighbourhood sergeant David Smith said: “Everyone is welcome and we will be pleased to meet with you.

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“Crime prevention can make a big difference in whether criminals will target your vehicle or not, so come and find out more.

“Thieves are more likely to take the opportunity of breaking into a vehicle if items are left on show and I would encourage people to remove all items from show and where possible from their vehicles.”

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