Police crackdown on criminals on South Yorkshire’s roads

Glen Suttenwood
Glen Suttenwood

Police mounted an operation aimed at denying criminals use of the county’s roads.

The operation, code named Trivium 4,was aimed at travelling and foreign criminals operating in and driving through South Yorkshire.

Officers conducted road checks using automatic number plate recognition systems looking for suspects thought to be involved in crimes including human trafficking, theft and drugs.

Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “I want to make it very clear that this operation was about targeting criminals, not the communities they are from.

“These offenders are intent on blighting the lives of those living and working in our communities, and we are determined to tackle the criminality they are involved in.”

A number of other agencies including Immigration Enforcement, the DVLA and the European Traffic Police Network were involved in the operation, which ran all last week.