Crime and criminal justice news from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
All UK Police Operations that have been mentioned in press releases posted on this website.
Operation Alice officers were tasked with investigating who passed information to The Sun and The Telegraph newspaper regarding the “Plebgate” incident, including whether or not the leak came from within the police. They examined a police witness statement from the incident and investigated if there … more
Police forces, the Environment Agency and HM Revenue and Customs, launched Operation Alloy tackling metal theft throughout the UK. Officers were joined by the Department for Work and Pensions, Trading Standards, the Environmental Agency and the Licensing Authority to carry out this ongoing … more
Operation Angel started in April 2012, following a rise in the number of burglaries and break-ins where owners had left their property unlocked. Officers have been going through safety checks with people when they respond to reports of crime at an address, as well as neighbourhood police teams … more
Investigation into large scale disorder following a party at a property in Copthorne on Saturday, 8 June 2013. Several units from Surrey and Sussex Police, assisted by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) attended the scene around 10pm.
Operation Arrowtip is the Metropolitan Police Services’ response to football related crime and disorder.
The police investigation Operation Associates was established to investigate a criminal gang headed by Mawloud Hussein. Stolen cars from throughout the country, including Doncaster and as far as Essex and Manchester were bought by the gang and taken to a garage on industrial units at Quarry Lane, … more
Operation Big Wing focused on mobile phone crime, theft and the second hand stolen goods market, all key elements of the year long MPS Operation Ringtone, led by Commander Christine Jones, which was developed to drive down mobile phone crime.
Operation Caminada was set up to combat organised crime in Oldham. It involves a wide variety of agencies including Oldham Council working together to investigate individuals believed to be involved in organised crime. The Operation Caminada team investigates all areas of a suspected criminal’s … more
Operation Condor involves borough officers joining forces with specialist colleagues, Volunteer Police Cadets and partners to carry out separate activities targeting offences, including licence breaches by venues and the selling of knives, alcohol and cigarettes to under-age customers, drugs; tax … more
The Operation Converter team works to encourage offenders to admit their crimes that are then taken into consideration at sentencing. The scheme aims to give victims of crime some peace of mind that the person responsible has been traced and dealt with and gives offenders a chance to clear their … more
Operation Domain – which launched on April 7 – is focused on thieves and burglars and is aimed at stopping criminals in their tracks across South Tyneside
Operation Elveden is the MPS inquiry into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. It is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the MPS phone-hacking inquiry.
Titan, (the North West Regional Crime Unit), is leading an operation codenamed ‘Hedgehunter’ aimed at disrupting criminal activity by rogue elements within the haulage industry; gathering information about who is involved; supporting law-abiding members of the trucking industry whose profits and … more
A North Wales Police operation targeting the theft of metal. In addition to warning the public and local businesses of the need to secure any metals and to report any suspicious activity they will also increase patrols around electricity sub stations and other premises where metals are concentrated.
Operation Nightwing was launched in 2005. It is a police led domestic violence project which runs from late November until the beginning of January every year. Extra resources are made available, so that officers can act immediately to respond to calls for service which are of a domestic violence … more
More than 60 detectives, uniformed officers and specialist staff took part in ‘Operation Patton’, a North East Regional Organised crime Unit investigation targeting organised crime gangs operating in the North East region with criminal links to other force areas.
Officers from Rochdale’s neighbourhood policing teams launched Operation Rakanda as their response to concerns the community had that street drug dealing was a problem.
The operation forms part of Operation Challenger, which is the Force’s strategy for tackling organised crime groups across … more
Rogue Trading refers to the practice of deliberately overcharging for unsatisfactory goods and/or services. This includes charging for unnecessary work, damaging property deliberately in order to obtain money, leaving work unfinished and intimidating behaviour in order to extort money. It is known … more
Northumbria Police launched an investigation called “Operation Sanctuary” following information about a series of sexual assaults involving a number of men from a range of communities and female victims. A dedicated team of specialist officers was set up and, as part of the investigation, … more
Operation Scorpion is Hertfordshire’s initiative to drive down serious-acquisitive crime, relentlessly pursue criminals, bring them to justice and make the county a more hostile place for them to operate.
Operation Scorpion targets burglars, robbers and those involved in drug and vehicle … more
Operation Shogun involves carrying out dedicated night-time operations in rural areas, in additional to regular patrols, to help identify any suspicious activity. It has had significant success in recent years and has led to arrests on suspicion of a number of theft-related offences.
Northumbria Police. Operation Soundwave is an ongoing campaign to target those people suspected of being involved in opportunist crime, such as theft and burglary.
Operation Tonic was a drink and drugs driving campaign. Avon and Somerset Police Traffic officers were on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare on Friday May 31 2013 with a host of interactive displays to spread the road safety message.
British Transport Police. Operation Tornado is a scheme involving scrap metal recyclers that is designed to crack down on metal theft. The scheme requires anyone selling scrap metal to participating dealers to provide photographic proof of identity. It is one of a number of measures used to restrict … more
Operation Trident or Trident, was a Metropolitan Police Service unit targeting gun crime in London, with special attention being placed on shootings relating to the illegal sale of drugs, and crime in Afro-Caribbean communities. The initiative was set up in March 1998 following a series of shootings … more
Operation Truckcam is a campaign to crack down on HGV drivers who commit offences that mean they are not in control while they are driving, such as using mobile phones or reading, eating or drinking at the wheel.
Operation Weeting is a British police investigation that commenced on 26 January 2011, under the Specialist Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police Service into allegations of phone hacking in the News of the World phone hacking affair. The operation is being conducted alongside Operation … more
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