Operation NAILED to detect suspects across north east Fife

Officers will target named suspects.
Officers will target named suspects.

A new police operation was launched across north east Fife this week which aims to use a variety of measures to tackle priority crimes and trace suspects.

Between now and November 26, Operation NAILED (November Actions – Intelligence Led – Execute and Detect) aims to address a range of issues that affect local communities in support of ‘Keeping People Safe’.

A primary objective for the team will involve tracing and interviewing outstanding suspects who have either been named by victims of crimes or where evidence gathered points to their involvement in relation to a wide variety of crimes and offences committed in the area.

The nature of offences under investigation include assault and linked alcohol-related violence, and crimes of dishonesty including theft by housebreaking, theft by opening lockfast places, as well as theft and anti-social behaviour related criminality where offenders have engaged in threatening, abusive or inappropriate behaviour causing alarm and annoyance to the community.

Explaining more about Operation NAILED, Police Scotland Sergeant, Gary Combe said: “The planned operation will operate in north east Fife throughout this month with officers engaging in a number of proactive intelligence led actions in support of information recorded on the Scottish Intelligence Database in respect of the offences under investigation.

“Analysis of witness evidence, crime trends and available information has identified named suspects for a number of these crimes.

“My officers will be patient, resilient and determined to locate and trace these individuals as part of the ‘execute and detect’ phase of the operation in support of achieving our objectives.”

Police officers are seeking information from the public on a daily basis and anyone with information should call 101. Progress during the campaign can be followed Twitter @NEFPol using #OpNAILED