Big crime crackdown as police launch wave of raids, speed checks and purge on trade cowboys across West Mercia

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  • Operation Protect is the largest operation ever delivered across all communities served by the West Mercia/Warwickshire alliance which launched today.
  • The aim of Operation Protect, which involves more than 2,000 staff, is to show the commitment to protecting the public of ever single member of the West Mercia Police and Warwickshire workforce.
  • The operation began at 5am this morning and will see more than 40 warrants carried out alongside Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations to tackle criminals using the roads, community speed watch events, test purchase operations, schools visits to promote online safety, community engagement and crime prevention.


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