Northamptonshire police pledge crackdown on vehicle crime

The most senior police officer in north Northamptonshire has pledged to crack down on vehicle criminals in 2009.

Chief Superintendant Paul Fell warned crooks: “We will be gunning for you.”

Speaking to the Northants Evening Telegraph, he claimed: “In 2009 we will be carrying out significantly more undercover work in tackling vehicle crime.

“We would like to say to criminals in the county – don’t commit crime.”

This comes after recent data published by the police force revealed a 20 per cent rise in the level of vehicle crimes reported in 2008.

Incidents involving thefts from vehicles rose from 1,623 in 2007 to 1,952 in 2008.

A recent police crackdown on vehicle crime in north Tyneside was heralded a success following seven arrests and the seizure of 64 vehicles.

Officers seized vehicles that were unroadworthey, uninsured, and without tax or MOT, which they claimed put innocent motorists at a dangerous risk.

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