Police operation launched at Wakefield’s new Carr Gate complex

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Police have launched a county wide operation to crackdown on burglars during the bank holiday.

The Viper 4 operation was launched from West Yorkshire Police’s new Carr Gate complex, near junction 41 of the M1, on Thursday, with a convoy of more than 60 cars, vans and motorbikes.

All police vehicles from across the county will be out targeting burglars and travelling criminals.

Supt Pat Casserly, who is leading the operation, said: “Traditionally we can see a rise in crime over the bank holiday weekend and we are determined to buck that trend.

“We have officers, including senior managers and special constables, all working over their allotted hours to make sure every vehicle we have is out on the roads making a difference and helping to catch criminals.”

The scheme will run until Bank Holiday Monday.

Supt Casserly said: “Our previous Viper operations have been extremely successful with offences of burglary and robbery being significantly reduced and a number of arrests being made.

Follow the operation’s progress on Twitter @WestYorksPolice and #WYPViper