Police operation to stop metal criminals 'a success'

POLICE have called an operation to prevent metal thefts, stop criminals on the road and respond to debris shed by unsafe vehicles a success. The operation carried out by Hitchin officers in the Cadwell Lane area of the town has targeted suspicious vehic

POLICE have called an operation to prevent metal thefts, stop criminals on the road and respond to debris shed by unsafe vehicles a success.

The operation carried out by Hitchin officers in the Cadwell Lane area of the town has targeted suspicious vehicles with the help of businesses in the area.

Pc Andy Hadden, of the neighbourhood team, said: "Regular checks are taking place and I am pleased to say that the message seems to be getting through as we are stopping fewer vehicles. However, we must not be complacent. We will continue these operations and our work with scrap metal dealers in the area to ensure long term solutions.