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Police launch operation to crackdown on shop thefts at Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield


Police officers have launched a new operation to crackdown on shop thefts at a crime hotspot in Netherfield.

Officers will be carrying out regular patrols to reduce the number of shop thefts at Victoria Retail Park.

Working with partners at Gedling Borough Council and retailers, Operation Quartz aims to quickly identify offenders on the site and look to disrupt their efforts.

PICTURED: Victoria Retail Park

The operation is being carried out by the Gedling South Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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It was discussed during Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping’s recent visit to the community after being identified as a crime priority be retailers .

A combination of uniformed and plain clothes officers are currently conducting patrols around the retail park to target criminals operating in the area.

Sgt Ebbins from Gedling South Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Shop thefts remain a policing priority for the Gedling area and we will continue to work with our partners to stop offenders operating on our patch”.

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