Undercover police work undercover at Huddersfield bus station

Knives and drugs have been seized by police at Huddersfield bus station following an undercover police operation.

West Yorkshire Police say the Huddersfield Town Center Proactive Team (HTCPT) is planning more undercover operations after launching the operation last week. Plainclothes officers took part in evening patrols and carried out seven stop and search operations.

Knives and what are believed to be drugs were seized from a man. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and weapons offences.

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Another person seen acting anti-socially was also dealt with by police through a community resolution.

Police say HTCPT operates every day downtown. Along with the undercover officers, known thieves and street drinkers were caught.

Inspector Mark Pattinson from Kirklees Police said: “Commuters and residents should be able to go about their business safely and these new patrols are aimed at making life harder for anyone tempted to use the bus station for criminal purposes.

“Our officers could be there at any time and are deliberately sent out in plainclothes to enable us to monitor and then take action against anyone seen committing offences.