“Day Of Action” On Shoplifters Proves SuccessfulThursday, 18th May 2017 at 3:38pm
The Yorkshire Times gives details of a joint operation between West Yorkshire Police and BACIL (Business Against Crime in Leeds) to run a day of action to tackle shoplifting in the city centre.
Known as ‘Operation Balmton’, the manoeuvre consisted of police officers, PCSOs and plain clothed security officers working together in teams.
Over the course of the day five theft offences were identified and dealt with, one of which led to the recovery of £17,000 worth of stolen goods.
The offender, who had never been arrested previously, was subsequently given a suspended custodial sentence.
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