Cops’ cross border patrols

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Police across Bolsover and north east Derbyshire have carried out three nights of cross-border patrols targeting travelling criminals.

The checks were carried out overnight at various locations along Derbyshire’s borders with South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

The patrols were held as part of Operation Rocky, a month-long campaign to target serious acquisitive crime such as burglary and vehicle crime.

Dozens of suspicious cars were stopped and checked and three men were arrested during the patrols on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night.

At around 1.20am on Tuesday, November 1 officers stopped a car travelling along Beech Crescent, Eckington.

The 31-year-old man was searched and arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. He has now been charged with the offence.

His car was seized by officers as it was uninsured.

A 45-year-old man was arrested in Aston, Sheffield at 11.50pm on Tuesday after a warrant was issued by Derby Crown Court for failing to appear. He was remanded to court.

A third man was arrested along the Bolsover border for breach of a community order.

Further cross-border patrols aimed at disrupting criminals using the road network to commit crime will be held throughout Operation Rocky which runs until Sunday, November 27.

If you have information about crime call Derbyshire police on the new non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.