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New Tool in Fight Against Crime
The latest tool in the fight against crime is taking to the roads of Gloucestershire.
A new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-340 has been bought by the Constabulary to make sure that the force can keep pace with the criminal fraternity.
The new car will be not be used for routine traffic enforcement, but to effectively target criminals on the roads.
Inspector Charlie Laporte, of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: "The Mitsubishi Evo has long been recognised as being one of the most high performance cars available for use on the roads.
"Some of the criminals we deal with in Gloucestershire have access to this type of car themselves and it is only right that we do everything we can to keep pace with them.
"This vehicle will only be driven by our specially trained pursuit officers, and offers the force an effective tool in the fight against crime. We are confident that when we need to use it the car will help us to bring down crime and catch offenders more easily across the county."
The car is marked with police livery and fitted with the latest digital video equipment for recording incidents and evidence.
A number of other UK police forces use the Mitsubishi Evo.
: 14/11/2006 15:34:39
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