Arrests in car crime crackdown across Medway

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A police crackdown on vehicle crime has resulted in 63 arrests during a month-long operation across Medway.

Kent Police said people were detained for a number of offences including theft, burglary and drug possession.

The campaign, which started on 10 January, is credited with reducing the number of offences compared to the same period last year.

The force said thefts from vehicles dropped from 157 offences in January 2010 to 145 offences a year later.

Det Ch Insp Julia Chapman said the aim of the operation was "to cause as much disruption to known suspects as possible and help to protect the people of Medway".

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