Alexandra and Berrylands SNTs in day of action

We seized two uninsured vehicles and conducted a drugs search over a 24 hour period as part of a “day of action”.

The Berrylands and Alexandra Safer Neighbourhoods teams seized two uninsured vehicles and conducted a drugs search over a 24 hour period as part of a “day of action” between the 15th and 16th of March.

This began with an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation which was held on Ewell Road, Surbiton. ANPR uses sophisticated digital technology to automatically detect the vehicle registrations of those committing or suspected of committing crime. Using this method a number of vehicles were stopped by the team and two of these vehicles were found to be being driven without insurance. Both of these vehicles were subsequently removed from the road and seized by Police, one of which was a £30,000 Land Rover.

The “day of action” continued with execution of a drugs warrant at an address on the Alpha Road Estate, Surbiton. The team were acting on information provided by local residents and were able to obtain a warrant on the basis of this. Class B drugs were found during the search and an arrest was made.

“By listening to the needs of our community, the team were able to target two problem issues in regards to drugs and uninsured drivers” said Sgt Glen Forsyth.

“The positive outcome of both operations demonstrates the importance of good communications between police and local residents.”


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