Ti­tan tar­gets road’s crim­i­nals

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The four-day crack­down, named Op­er­a­tion Ti­tan, was aimed at tak­ing of­fend­ers off the roads in Thames Valley and Hamp­shire.

Start­ing on April 3, the “ring of steel” op­er­a­tion fo­cused on Den­ham and Iver, where 35 ve­hi­cles were stopped and a num­ber of ar­rests were made.

One mo­torist was found with a large quan­tity of what was be­lieved to be co­caine with a street value of £100,000.

And a 21-year-old driver from Den­ham was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of ve­hi­cle theft – he was re­leased from cus­tody but re­mains un­der po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

On top of these ar­rests, eight driv­ers in Bucks were stopped for hav­ing no in­sur­ance, 11 for not pay­ing tax and one was given a £300 penalty for fail­ing to have suf­fi­cient rest.

The team kicked-off the op­er­a­tion in Buck­ing­hamshire be­fore mov­ing on to Southamp­ton, Portsmouth and Slough.

The crack­down saw of­fi­cers us­ing mo­tor­bikes plus marked and un­marked cars to tar­get law­break­ing mo­torists.

In­spec­tor Simon Hills, who headed up the op­er­a­tion, said: “Op­er­a­tion Ti­tan is one of the largest joint roads polic­ing op­er­a­tions run in Thames Valley and Hamp­shire.

“This is an im­por­tant op­er­a­tion be­cause peo­ple liv­ing and work­ing in Thames Valley and Hamp­shire de­serve to have roads that they can en­joy, free from the fear of ei­ther crime, death or se­ri­ous in­jury.

“My mes­sage to crim­i­nals who are think­ing of vis­it­ing Thames Valley and Hamp­shire is don’t.

“You don’t know where we are go­ing to be next, we will be run­ning more of these op­er­a­tions and we will be tar­get­ing you.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.