Police target cross border vehicle crime


POLICE officers have been targeting criminals who have been moving into Calderdale.

Five commercial addresses were raided in the Luddenden Foot area as part of the investigation into cross border vehicle crime.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and and held in custody at Halifax Police Station.

Several vehicles and a haul of parts and accessories were seized for further investigation.

Cars and parts have been stolen elsewhere and then moved in to Calderdale where they are sold.

Sergeant Damon Walker, of the Upper Valley Team, said “The message to criminals is clear - stay out of Calderdale and the Upper Calder Valley.

“If you choose to commit crime here then it is only a matter of time until our officers catch up with you.

“The operation is the culmination of months’ of investigation and hard work by the local team.

“Inquiries into this and other ongoing investigations are continuing and next time it could be your house, properties or work place we come to visit.”

Police are now appealing to the local community for their assistance in cutting down further criminal activity.

Sgt Walker said: “Those of you living and working in our local communities every day, often get to see and hear what is really going on.

“If you have witnessed or are aware of any criminal activity, then please call us to let us know.

“Don’t assume we will already be aware or that somebody else will have already told us.

“All you have to do to help fight crime and criminals is tell us what you know, we will do the rest.”

Information can be passed to a member of the local team by calling 101, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org