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Police operation puts the brakes on car crime

PUBLISHED: 16:08 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:57 11 August 2010

AN INTELLIGENCE-led police operation targeting car crime saw several drivers lead away in handcuffs last week. The unique cross-borders project CARHAM joined the forces of Havering, Essex and Kent police working with government agencies to tackle crime on

AN INTELLIGENCE-led police operation targeting car crime saw several drivers lead away in handcuffs last week.

The unique cross-borders project CARHAM joined the forces of Havering, Essex and Kent police working with government agencies to tackle crime on our roads.

During operations on the A12 on Tuesday April 1 police apprehended several offenders.

In an unmarked van infrared cameras read car number plates which were checked against various data bases.

Leader of the operation Inspector Richard Tyson explained: "If someone's licence plate is flagged up on the computer they could be wanted for an offence."

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