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Dorset Specials In Rural Crime Crack Down

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Published at 8:27am 10th December 2014. (Updated at 7:43am 11th December 2014)

Dorset Police's Special Constables having been working with forces across the South West in an operation to help tackle rural crime.

150 officers patrolled 1,800 square miles of rural area from the 5th to the 6th of December in areas around Lyme Regis, Broadwindsor and Bridport which are targeted by criminals.

Special Inspector Ben Muspratt, of Dorset Police, said: "This is the third of this type of operation ran by the Special Constabulary and each time it is growing larger.

"It is very clear that this high visibility operation has had a positive impact on the community. It has demonstrated to residents that all five forces are committed to tackling rural crime.

Police carried out stop checks of vehicles and paid particular attention to known offenders.

In the Sherborne area during patrols Dorset Specials found a six-wheeled off road vehicle with five people onboard with hunting equipment.

A stop check confirmed that it belonged to the landowner who stated he was "extremely proud" officers were out patrolling his village.

Later in the shift in the Sherborne area a vehicle was stopped for no insurance and seized from the owner.

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