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Cheshire introduce sting cars

The baits are a response to an increase in car theft in the Macclesfield area

The cars have forensic marking technology and trackers, both on the vehicle and the the property inside.

Inspector Andy Baker from Macclesfield Local Policing Unit said the force had access to different sting cars in Wilmslow, Handforth, Macclesfield, and other parts of the county

He said: “As well as this new technology, we will continue to put our focus on deterring crime with regular patrols by roads and crime officers, who are supporting the local policing unit officers, and sharing information with our colleagues over the border in Greater Manchester."

The sting cars are a part of Operation Prancer, which sees officers taking part in a number of initiatives to apprehend burglary and theft suspects, with a particular focus on those thought to be involved with recent burglaries in the eastern side of the county, including the towns of Wilmslow, Knutsford, Poynton and Macclesfield.

Insp Baker said: “So not only have we got a number of plain clothes detectives, uniformed response officers and our colleagues on the Roads Policing Unit being deployed to the right areas at the right time to support neighbourhood officers, our sting cars are also out there waiting for the opportunity to catch a thief too.”

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