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During the last few days Police and agencies have mounted Operation Rogue Trader 2011 - here is a summary of actions undertaken across Peterborough:
In relation to Peterborough, police had two crews patrolling with Council officers from Peterborough Trading Standards, they focussed on gathering intelligence on persons, vehicles and addresses suspected of being involved in 'rogue trader' style offences.
A great deal of useful intelligence has been gathered which is being developed to support further activity and to enable arrests over the coming weeks. The patrols encountered three particular traders of interest.
They also gathered evidence to support an ongoing Trading Standards rogue trading prosecution which is due in court next month. The crews patrolled in the areas of Stanground, Dogsthorpe, and the Ortons as these are the areas from which Trading Standards have received the most complaints.
They also received positive feedback from genuine businesses who said they embraced the approach by Police and Trading Standards and found it reassuring that police and agencies were seeking to tackle rogue trading as it clearly impacts on their businesses.
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The ANPR Intervention Team in Peterborough worked in the morning in Westwood, Ravensthorpe and Longthorpe and in the afternoon in Dogsthorpe.
The team had over a dozen good stop checks resulting in two arrests for persons who were wanted for theft of heating fuel and theft/disqualified driving, one vehicle seized for no insurance whilst these did not relate to rogue trading offences they were picked up as a result of the offenders operating in areas identified as active and whilst stopping rogue trader style vehicles.
They also additionally picked up some good intelligence relating to identified rogue traders and diesel thieves.
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