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British Transport Police crackdown yields 80 arrests

Eighty people were arrested in one day by police targeting anti-social behaviour on trains and stations across southern England and south London.

More than 100 British Transport Police officers conducted patrols in Sussex, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and London last Thursday.

It was part of Operation Volcanic, which targeted other offences including cycle crime and fare evasion.

Supt Andy Ball said it was aimed at making the transport network safer.

The arrests included 30 for anti-social behaviour, low-level disorder and public order offences, 29 for fare evasion, six for cycle theft, and two for possession of a Class A drug.

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