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Police focus on cutting car crime
Dedicated teams of officers to tackle car crime across Nottingham has been launched by police.

The two teams have been given the job of trying to reduce the number of vehicles broken into.

Nottinghamshire Police said the units had already proved a success, with the number of thefts from motor vehicles down by almost 100 offences in a month.

Chf Supt Marcus Beale said: "We will be gathering intelligence and carrying out covert patrols in hotspot areas."

'Specifically target'

He added: "The number of cars being broken into across Nottingham is still too high.

"This is why we have created these teams to specifically target car criminals.

"We are already seeing positive results with the number of vehicles broken into across the city centre in October, down by almost 100 compared to September.

"We have also detected more offences across Nottingham since the introduction of the two teams."

The new teams have been assigned a dedicated, scenes of crime officer to look for forensic clues on cars targeted by thieves.

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