Cheshire police give County Lines drug dealers YELLOW CARDS if they are ‘up to no good’ and stopped by officers twice – in a bid to ‘deter crime’
Police hope new initiative will deter criminals from ‘county lines’ drug dealing Dispersal notices or civil orders will be used if a second yellow card is issued Police say records will be kept on all people who are spoken to and given cards Constabulary hopes scheme will help reassure the wider Cheshire public.
A police force has given crooks a sporting chance to leave ‘County Lines‘ drug dealing, by issuing them with yellow cards.
Cheshire Police’s ‘Operation Yellow Card’ initiative allows officers suspecting someone of involvement in illegal activity to slap them with a yellow warning card.
Just like in football, if they are stopped for a second time having not left Cheshire and found to be still ‘up to no good’, a second card will be issued.
Following this, a range of options will be considered including dispersal notices and civil orders.
Cheshire Police will be issuing people with yellow cards in what the force hopes will encourage crooks to leave ‘County Lines‘ drug dealing after receiving a first warning
Police hope this course of action will deter criminals as well as help reassure the wider public that criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.
The North-West of England force said cards can be handed out across their county ‘anywhere from the roads network to the streets’.
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