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Police crackdown on car crime
A crackdown on car crime has been launched by police in Berkshire.

Officers will patrol known "hotspots" at times when break-ins and thefts are most likely to happen.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said Operation Lotus had been set up after "a sharp rise in vehicle crime", particularly in east Berkshire.

"The high-visibility patrols will provide reassurance to vehicle owners that we are giving priority to this problem," said Ch Insp Jim Templer.




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