Local MP, Tracy Brabin, has praised West Yorkshire Police for their role in bringing violent robbers who were operating in the Batley and Spen area, to justice.
At a meeting organised by the MP and attended by Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns Williamson, West Yorkshire Police explained that as part of their ‘Operation Smokeland’, they successfully identified those individuals who had targeted local people during a spate of violent home invasion robberies.
One victim of the robberies, community figure Ebrahim Dokrat MBE, attended the meeting alongside his children who were present in the family home at the time of the robbery. They expressed their sincerest thanks to the police involved, including local Inspector Rauf, for handling the operation with professionalism and sensitivity.
To recognise the excellent work of the police team, Tracy Brabin tabled a Parliamentary Motion, known as an Early Day Motion, to express gratitude on behalf of the West Yorkshire community, for the work that the police do. She has also written to her West Yorkshire colleagues from all parties to request that they sign the motion, to signal their thanks for all that West Yorkshire Police do.
Batley and Spen MP, Tracy Brabin said:
“I am delighted to be have been able to thank West Yorkshire Police, by way of Parliamentary Motion, for their invaluable efforts to end this spate of terrible robberies. Batley and Spen is a safer place today thanks to their continued and pioneering efforts.
“We know that our local police perform a vital role in protecting our community, and I saw for myself during a recent visit to Kirklees District Headquarters the complex work that they undertake. We do not thank them enough, and I am therefore pleased to have had the opportunity to have done so, and have encouraged colleagues to do the same.
“My thanks go also to the victims, including Ebrahmin’s children who dialled 999 during the robbery, for their incredible bravery and crucial role in ensuring that the perpetrators of these crimes were brought to justice.”