Police made six arrests and stopped more than 100 vehicles this week as part of a crackdown on night-time criminality across South Shropshire.

Officers from the West Mercia Force carried out checks, stopped 126 cars and used Automatic Number Plate Recognition to target suspected criminals as part of Operation Vulture last Wednesday and Thursday night.

As well as drug driving arrests, the officers issued a community resolution order to an individual caught with cannabis, seized a vehicle and reported its driver for traffic offences.

Police, who say the operation was a response to concerns raised by residents of rural and night-time crime, also conducted eight stop searches and targeted one vehicle that failed to stop.

Nicola Roberts, the South Shropshire Safer Neighbourhood Inspector, said: "The aim of the operation was to enable officers to address antisocial driving and target criminals known to be involved in crime while promoting road safety, so we are pleased with these results and hope they demonstrate another day of activity to tackle vehicle crime within the county.

"We continue to work hard to prevent and disrupt further offences, and hope the public are reassured that we are taking vehicle crime seriously.

"Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who is thinking of committing vehicle crime within Shropshire that Operation Vulture is in progress, and the chance of you getting caught is real and significant."