This operation has been in existence since August 2020 and was set-up to pro-actively target ASB, violence and criminality, including the local drug trade in Stapleford, following an increase in these types of incidents coming out of the first national Covid lockdown.
Focussed on the town centre and the open spaces including Hickings Lane recreation Ground, Queen Elizabeth Park and Archer’s Field, the operation has seen additional patrols in place, some funded by overtime payments from Operation Scorpion (the national knife crime surge fund) and Operation Bion (Coronavirus funding).
This has been the priority tasking for the Broxtowe Reacher team since they landed in October 2020. The operation has had some good success since its inception.
Op Larkspur will entail high visibility patrols, covert activity and proactive, intelligence led targeting of key nominals, including the enforcement of search warrants wherever this is possible.
Nottinghamshire Police will work with and alongside internal and external partners to achieve our aims in this.