Two arrests as police spend day targeting criminals at Dartford Crossing

PUBLISHED: 15:43 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:43 22 November 2016

There is traffic this morning at the Dartford Crossing

There is traffic this morning at the Dartford Crossing


Four vehicles were seized during the cross-border operation

Police from either side of the River Thames worked together last week at the Dartford Crossing.

The operation saw police target people for a variety of offences including drugs possession and motoring offences.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit due to drugs, while another person received a warning for cannabis possession.

Earlier this year, Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite called for a dedicated police unit to be based at the crossing, to crack down on crime and motoring offences.

Whilst set up at the crossing on Thursday last week, officers seized four vehicles for having no insurance and driving licence offences.

A number of drivers were also reported for summons or given advice regarding traffic offences.

Chief inspector Tony Dyer said: “This pre-planned operation is just one of the tools we use to combat cross-border criminality and my officers deal with any offences that come to light.

“It was a successful day and will be repeated in the future at this and other locations.”

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