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Major police Operation Lockdown sees Bexley driver arrested with fake money
A DRIVER was arrested after being found with forged currency in Bexley yesterday.
His arrest was one of 40 during Met Police Operation Lockdown, which targeted travelling criminals across south London.
Officers from eight boroughs – including Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham – joined forces with units including the Territorial Support Group and the Air Support Unit to tackle criminals on the move.
They used Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) devices to identify vehicles driven by suspected criminals.
It was an ANPR check that alerted officers to the vehicle that saw a driver arrested for being in possession of forged money.
A man wanted for burglary was also stopped in Greenwich as part of the major operation.
South Area Commander Simon Letchford said: "We are absolutely determined to crack down on travelling criminals who create misery and distress for residents in our communities.
"Yesterday's operation was all about safeguarding our communities, making the best use of established and live intelligence about suspicious vehicle movements and activity in the area.
"Supported by our colleagues from Kent and Surrey Police we created a hostile environment for criminals.
He added: "The stark message to those engaged in crime or travelling into the area to commit crime is that there is nowhere to hide, operations like this will be continuing, you will be stopped and wherever possible we will be putting you before the courts."
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