Humberside Police targeting foreign criminals

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For one week, Humberside Police will keep the public updated on its focused attention on catching travelling foreign criminals who avoid detection and move around the UK to commit crime.

Working along with neighbouring police forces, Immigration Enforcement, TISPOL, Gangmasters Licensing Authority, ACRO Criminal Records Office and other agencies, Humberside Police officers will be informing the public on its continued effort to prevent possible foreign gangs thought to be involved in shoplifting, fraud, metal theft, theft from vehicles and child sex exploitation, committing crime in our area.

Sergeant Jez Kelly, from Humberside’s Roads Policing department said: “Operation Trivium is now in its fourth period; it is notoriously difficult to tackle travelling criminals without the help from our partner agencies who will assist in piecing together a national picture on travelling criminals to prevent worker exploitation, protect vulnerable people and tackle unlicensed and criminal activity.

“We know we have many foreign criminals who move around the country and are not linked to any individual or established communities. This week we aim to highlight some of the effort the police and other agencies are putting into dismantling this, at times sophisticated group of criminals.

“I must stress, this is not a witch hunt on foreign nationals. Operation Trivium uses intricate analysis and intelligence to identify possible migrants or illegal immigrants who are believed to be travelling the country committing crime.”

The force will be using #OpTrivium on Twitter to update the public on this weeks progress.