Police in Middlesbrough have promised car owners that their vehicles will be safer from crime as they have pledged to take a hard-line approach to patrolling the area.
This comes after a plea from residents following a recent spate in theft from and damage to cars in the Ayresome area.
Officers are to step up their policing of the area in a high-visibility initiative, which they hope will deter would-be offenders.
Acting Inspector Mark Hall commented: “Neighbourhood police teams will be working with council truancy officers and housing enforcement officers to proactively locate, arrest and prosecute suspects.”
He added that offenders arrested will be punished adequately through the justice system.
Northamptonshire police recently issued a similar warning to criminals that they would be cracking down on their offences.
Chief Superintendant Paul Fell explained that officers would be gunning for known offenders and that they should be deterred.
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