Washer wipes out town crime

Positive reaction - Inspector Jim Tyner
Positive reaction - Inspector Jim Tyner
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A pre-Christmas purge of crime in Spalding town centre has ended with 14 arrests and four people being fined.

Operation Washer, which ran for 24 days from December 1 to Christmas Eve, saw police clock up just over 320 hours of patrols on foot and bicycle.

Eight people were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and another for breaching a dispersal notice.

South Holland community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “Throughout the operation, we received really positive feedback from businesses, traders and shoppers.”