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Arrests made as officers from Bexley and north Kent join forces to combat crime

PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 December 2016

Officers from north Kent and Bexley joined forces this week

Officers from north Kent and Bexley joined forces this week

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Officers from north Kent helped secure the arrest of two of Bexley's most wanted suspects

Police officers in north Kent and Bexley have issued cautions and arrests as part of a joint project to reduce cross-border crime.

Officers joined forces for another two-day operation this week, resulting in positive action being taken to reassure the public on both sides of the border.

A visible policing presence was focused on the Parrock Street and Windmill Street areas of Gravesend, as well as in Dartford town centre and the Dartford Park area.

Officers also patrolled the Harmer Street and Milton Road areas of Gravesend, where they issued cautions to two men found to be in possession of cannabis.

Kent officers also assisted in the arrests of a number of people, including two of Bexley’s most wanted suspects, one of whom was detained in Dartford.

Sergeant Dave Crompton of Kent Police said: “We work closely with our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police on a daily basis but Project Alliance gives us the opportunity to strengthen our links and jointly target criminals to help keep Kent a safe place to live, work and visit.

“Our activity in Dartford, Gravesend and Bexley was well received by members of the public and we are looking forward to running further operations of this nature again in the future.

“I hope this sends a clear message to those criminals who travel across borders that there is nowhere to hide when we are not constrained by geographic boundaries.”

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