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Operation Advent round-up – East Herts

12 Jan 2022
  • The SNT carried out 24 days of action in December.

  • The operation aimed to showcase the work that SNT officers do all year round.

  • You can have your say on the issues you feel police should be focusing on locally.

Several arrests were made, warrants were executed, crime prevention advice was given and residents shared their views with officers during a successful operation across East Herts last month.

Operation Advent launched on December 1 and ran for 24 days, to showcase just some of the work that local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers do day in, day out.

This included:

Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

  • Three people were arrested and charged in connection with theft offences in Bishop’s Stortford.
  • A motorbike was seized under Section 59 powers following multiple reports that it was being used in a nuisance and anti-social manner in Bishop’s Stortford.
  • Vehicle security patrols were carried out, to try and prevent a rise in motor vehicle theft.
  • Officers addressed complaints about dangerous parking around schools in Sawbridgeworth.
  • Two people were arrested on suspicion of keeping a brothel in Sawbridgeworth and possession of drugs.

East Herts Rural

  • Five vehicles were seized during a traffic operation, for various traffic offences.
  • A man from Cheshunt was stopped while driving through Standon and was found with ball bearings and eight dead pheasants in his vehicle. He was interviewed by police and given a Community Protection Warning. If he is caught hare coursing, lamping, poaching, trespassing in search of game or committing any associated anti-social behaviour across Hertfordshire or six neighbouring forces, further action will be taken against him.


  • A man was arrested in connection with parcel thefts.
  • A closure order extension was granted for a property which had been at the centre of complaints about anti-social behaviour.
  • Speed checks were conducted on the A414 following complaints from members of the public.

Ware and Stanstead Abbotts


  • Three people were arrested who were all wanted on recall to prison.
  • Community Voice engagement events were held at various locations, where members of the public could speak to officers about any concerns or issues.
  • Officers across the county worked in conjunction with various local businesses and organisations to collect toys, gifts, clothing, food and animal feed which was then donated to children, elderly residents and animals who were all in need over the festive season.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Collins said: “Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers are dedicated to ensuring that East Herts is a safe place to live, work and visit and I am extremely proud of them.

“The aim of Operation Advent was to ‘open the door’ on just some of the varied policing activities that these local officers get involved with, day in day out, all year round.

“We had some fantastic results throughout the operation and our work continues, with a particular focus on the new local policing priorities which have just been set.

“If there’s a particular area you think we should be focusing our efforts on, then please don’t hesitate to let us know. Feedback and intelligence from members of the public is vitally important and we’re committed to working with local residents, to solve any issues for the long term.”

You can follow the work of the teams on Twitter @EastHertsPolice and on Instagram.

You can use our anonymous community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns.

To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (opens in a new window) or download the ‘OWL crime alerts’ app from your app store.

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