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Two people arrested following East Bridgford warrant

April 16, 2021
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Officers have arrested two people following a warrant at a farm in East Bridgford. 

Rushcliffe Police including Neighbourhood and Op Reacher officers executed the search for reported stolen car on Thursday (15 April 2021) and seized a vehicle. 

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of a theft of a motor vehicle and abstracting electricity Both people remain in police custody for questioning. 

The proactive policing work is part of Op Sahara which cracks down on criminals who commit crimes in rural areas and steal off-road vehicles from outbuildings, farms and businesses in Nottinghamshire. 

The operation was launched in December 2020 and led by Nottinghamshire Police officers, it has already produced some fantastic results.

Officers in Rushcliffe villages have stopped motorists to try and locate travelling criminals, as well as offering reassurance to the local community.

Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry praised his team. He said: "There has been an ongoing problem with overnight thefts in and around the rural villages across Rushcliffe. 

"Our main concern has been theft and burglary of machinery, off road vehicles and power tools taken overnight from rural villages and locations including farms and businesses.

"The Rushcliffe Reacher team and the local neighbourhood officers continue to work hard to solve this problem and we are asking for local residents to support in reporting your concerns to us. 

"Local officers have responded to a recent increase in theft from rural villages, farms and businesses.

"On Thursday they executed a warrant to search for stolen property. They have worked closely with Western Power following a report that electricity was being abstracted and the environmental agency to ensure the property is safe. 

"We want to reassure our rural communities that we take these offences seriously. 

"We would continue you to encourage reporting of suspicious looking vehicles including registration details and consider the security any off road vehicles when parked overnight.

"Local residents will also see us out and about patrolling across the area and acting on any information we receive. Again, we would urge you to contact us. We need your help in reporting your concerns as soon as you spot them.

"We are committed to delivering quality policing to our rural communities and apprehending those who chose to target rural areas to commit crime.  

"If you see anything suspicious in your area please call report this immediately by calling our control room on 101."

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