Police forces join up to target travelling criminals

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POLICE from Durham and Northumbria are aiming to catch travelling criminals red-handed.

Yesterday, saw the second Operation Checkpoint take place – a multi-force operation targeting travelling crooks operating across counties in the North East and Scotland.

Officers from Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, Scotland, Cleveland and Durham were involved in the operation.

Officers from local policing teams were joined by colleagues from roads policing teams, the Special Constabulary, dog handlers and PCSOs.

Police targeted known criminals and their vehicles, along with other vehicles seen in suspicious circumstances, stopping and searching them to prevent criminal activity and gather intelligence.