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Police target stations in Operation Nemesis
4:20pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
POLICE locked down a number of roads and train stations around Hutton as part of an operation to tackle crime.
Officers from Essex were joined by colleagues from the Met and British Transport Police as part of Operation Nemesis, which is cracking down on burglaries.
The purpose was to make it hard for potential criminals to get around the area with officers positioned at Shenfield and Brentwood stations, along with foot and car patrols taking place in surrounding streets.
The partnership between the three forces was set up after police obtained information saying crooks were using a number of different transport methods to flee crime scenes.
Chief Insp Jason Scrivener said: “Information we have been gathering suggests a number of offenders may be using the rail network to travel and commit crime.
“By working together with our colleagues we have been able to share intelligence about key offenders, burglary trends and operational tactics in order to target the right areas at key times to disrupt those intent on committing crime.”
Operation Nemesis has been conducted by Essex Police to drive down burglaries around the county, with Brentwood being marked as one of the main target areas for crooks.
Chief Insp Ed Wells, district commander for Brentwood and Epping, said: “Within the district my officers are tackling burglars every day and we have seen a number of criminals caught.
“This operation builds on these successes with significant numbers of officers from other parts of the county working with local officers.
“I hope it will reassure the people living and working in Hutton that we will not tolerate criminal behaviour in their area.”