Operation to prevent rural crime

MARKED police vehicles patrolled Bugbrooke this week as part of an ongoing operation to deter would-be criminals.

A number of large flat-bed vehicles and farm vehicles were stopped on Tuesday, and officers checked each vehicle’s ownership details while also responding to reports of suspicious circumstances in the area.

The checks formed part of the force’s drive to tackle rural crime in the south of the county.

A number of other activities were also carried out by police officers and PCSOs who met up with villagers and members of the farm and rural community to offer rural crime prevention advice.

Officers met locals to discuss concerns and crime prevention, and they raised awareness of the safer community team’s work in the area.

Sergeant Micki Kennett said: “It was a real success as police officers and PCSOs have spent the day focusing on the issues that matter most to our communities.

“Officers met up with a wide cross-section of the public in a variety of locations across the south of the county, while being pro active in acting on locally-identified priorities”.

For more information on the activities of your local safer community team visit www.northants.police.uk/sct.