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Dorset Police Have New Weapon To Fight Organised Crime

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12:25pm 26th February 2014

Dorset Police have a new weapon in their fight against organised crime.

Project Spotlight will share information with other groups and agencies to bring down criminal groups in the county.

Dorset Police want to disrupt and tackle organised crime.

To do that they'll now share information with organisations like the Environment Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Callaghan, of Dorset Police, said: "Dorset Police is committed to sharing information with these partners to enable a holistic and deep-rooted approach toward tackling organised criminality.

"I want to make organised crime groups and their associates feel toxic - tackling them at every possible angle and reminding them we will not tolerate this type of activity in our communities.

"I would urge anyone with information about organised criminality in Dorset to call us in confidence on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111."

The Project Spotlight tactical partnership group held its first meeting in January 2014.

Detective Chief Inspector Callaghan continued: "The majority of partners held information on the organised crime groups and provided valuable intelligence at this meeting and identified further areas for the Force to investigate.

"I hope that by sharing this information we are able to collectively dismantle these groups and prosecute those involved."

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