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Crime crackdown begins at St Albans railway station

A crackdown on suspected criminals travelling in to a Hertfordshire city is under way at a railway station.

Police have started high-visibility patrols at St Albans railway station in a bid to tackle criminals from Luton and London, a spokesman said.

Hertfordshire and British Transport Police are using drugs dogs in the operation, prompted by increases in pick-pocketing and street robberies.

Patrols are also targeting the theft of bicycles and shop-lifters.

Police are keen to point out that overall crime in the city has reduced by over 9%.

A similar two-week operation was carried out in February last year.

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