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Six police forces team up for the benefit of the farming community
10:48am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
CUMBRIA Constabulary was one of six police forces involved in a recent Farm Watch operation that spanned across a total of 4,000 square miles.
On Thursday September 5; forces from Cumbria, Durham, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, Cleveland and Lancashire all took part in the operation.
More than officers and PCSOs supported nearly 200 volunteers across the six force areas.
During the operation over 100 vehicles were stopped and searched.
In North Yorkshire one person was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for no insurance and one person was arrested for drink driving.
In the Northumbria area one person was reported under the Animal Welfare Act regarding transportation of racing greyhounds.
Durham, Cumbria and Lancashire had fairly quiet nights. In most areas there was very little crime reported and in Teesdale and Weardale no crime was reported.
And in Cleveland a gamekeeper had his vehicle rammed by poachers.
After a pursuit by local officers the vehicle was stopped.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of night poaching, criminal damage, dangerous driving and going equipped for theft.
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