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Police target Gospel Estate

A POLICE operation on an estate in Acocks Green has seen three people arrested and 51 vehicles stopped for motoring offences.

A POLICE operation on an estate in Acocks Green has seen three people arrested and 51 vehicles stopped for motoring offences.

Operation Intrusive, which will run from January to March, is targeting a group of known offenders on the Gospel Estate.

Officers said they are closely monitoring the ‘top ten’ offenders in the area responsible for serious offences such as burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.

So far there have been eight automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) operations, 17 vehicles seized, three fines issued for people not wearing seatbelts, two motorists reported for tinted windows and one person cautioned for cannabis possession.

As part of the operation a 34 year-old Hall Green man was arrested and charged with four counts of burglary. He later asked for a further 23 burglaries to be taken into consideration. Two people were also arrested during the ANPRs for suspected fraud.

Sergeant Kevin Goggin said: “This operation is not only taking offenders and dangerous vehicles off the streets, it is leading to extra intelligence about crime patterns in the Gospel Estate area which we are using to plan search and arrest warrants for the future.”

 

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