Crackdown on criminals using South Yorkshire roads

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Police officers will be out in force in South Yorkshire this week in a crackdown on criminals using the roads for crimes including human trafficking, slavery, theft and drugs.

They will be conducting checks and using automatic number plate recognition systems to look for criminals in action as part of an international operation.

Roads Policing Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “This operation is about targeting criminals, not the communities they are from.

“These offenders are intent on blighting the lives of those living, working and visiting our communities, and we are determined to tackle the criminality they are involved in.

“As an example, Human trafficking is the second most profitable form of criminality in the world and we will not accept or tolerate anyone who chooses to be involved in this heinous crime.”