Night patrols stop crooks

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POLICE have carried out four night-time operations to help combat crime in remote areas on the border of Hampshire and West Sussex.

The operation was aimed at stopping a spate of shed break-ins and thefts from cars.

More than 50 vehicles were stopped in Sussex alone and people were given information on how to take part in the Farmwatch scheme.

PC Chris Glasspool, from Sussex police, said: ‘The operation is key to disrupting the actions of those who choose to commit crime.

‘Valuable intelligence was gathered as a result of these four nights and this goes a long way to painting a picture of who these criminals are and what offence they are committing.

‘Together with the information we gather from members of the public about suspicious behaviour we can target these individuals.’