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Quote from the BBC News site:

Foreign criminals hiding in the UK are being targeted in a police operation
that has seen officers from across Europe travel to Britain.

Officers from Romania, Lithuania and the Netherlands are working alongside
British forces to trace offenders who use the UK road network for crimes.

Supt Paul Keasey of West Midlands Police, leading the operation, said:
"Borders are no barrier to justice."
Last October's Operation Trivium led to more than 1,000 arrests.

Police Scotland and all 43 police forces in England and Wales are taking
part in the operation.

'Strong links'

It is estimated there are up to 350,000 foreign-registered vehicles on UK roads
at any one time.

European police agency Europol, which also has officers taking part in the
investigation, has circulated details of more than 3,000 vehicles that are
suspected of being linked to crime, ahead of the week-long operation.

Supt Keasey said the support of European officers, who will also help with
language issues, was "invaluable".

He said: "Foreign nationals who commit crime in the UK, and who use the road
network to facilitate that criminality, may feel untouchable by UK police - but
operations like this demonstrate our commitment to cross-border policing and
show that borders are no barrier to justice."

The week of action runs from June 22 to 26, with automatic number plate
recognition being used to check foreign-plated vehicles.

Cameras will be able to tell immediately if the car is uninsured or linked
to criminality.

"The operation has allowed us to forge strong links with eastern European
police counterparts, share information on criminals and any emerging tactics
used by offenders," Supt Keasey said.

"It is important to stress that we are targeting criminals, not the communities
these offenders are from. Trivium targets those who try to use borders to cover
their criminal tracks through an international show of determination."


BBC News - European Police join British Police to target foreign crimminals
 

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Good. I think anyone who goes to live in another country should abide by that country's laws. I like this cross-border policing and the European Arrest Warrant facility, it is something that would be lost should the UK vote to exit the EU.
 

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Good. I think anyone who goes to live in another country should abide by that country's laws. I like this cross-border policing and the European Arrest Warrant facility, it is something that would be lost should the UK vote to exit the EU.
Agree 100%.
Last week I saw a UK reg LHD 4x4 pulled over by the GC.....hope to see more.
As the owner of the garage workshop I now use said as he slapped IVA on my bill...'I pay my taxes, so should all you other ******s'.
 
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