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Police Operation Targets Stations

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Police ran a special operation at Hertford’s Railway Stations yesaterday (27th November) targetting people travelling into the town to commit crime.

Teams of officers were at both Hertford East and Hertford North between 9.30am and 1.45pm to tackle the growing issue of crime being brought to Hertford by individuals from outside the town.

Weapons sweeps of the areas around both stations were carried out and one large kitchen knife was found at Hertford East. Four people were stopped and searched and numerous people were dealt with for fare evasion.

Chief Inspector Stuart Orton said: "We know that people are using the rail network to access our towns for the purpose of committing crime, in particular drug crime, including County Lines dealing and supply."

"Throughout the operation my officers were engaging with the regular commuter population to provide reassurance and information about our ongoing work. We are planning more operations like this. We want to send a clear message to those that want to use our towns for criminal purposes - they are not welcome here and we will do all in our power to track them down."

Sergeant Michael Clark who ran the operation alongside PS James Turner from the British Transport Police added: "I would like to thank everyone who was using the stations during this time for their support and patience."

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