Project Kraken: Border Force activities to intensify

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Border Forces to intensify their activity over the coming months.  

Police say there will an “intensification of activity” among border and law enforcement and they would like community input to help evaluate their work.

The news of increased border force activities is part of Project Kraken; a Home Office initiative that wants people to report suspicious behaviour at sea.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Border Force and other Law enforcement partners will be carrying out an intensification of activity over the coming months and your input will help us evaluate the work.”

Home Office Project Kraken imagery

Project Kraken recommends people report any unusual or suspicious activity near the UK coastline and in maritime environments immediately. This could include:

  • Crew who show signs of nervousness or a lack of awareness of maritime protocols and customs
  • Vessels showing signs of unusual modification or minor damage
  • Increased activity at isolated coastal locations or at unusual times of the day
  • Attempts to signal to vessels offshore or guide them into an unusual location
  • Strange patterns of payment, such as large amounts of cash
  • People testing site security or an unusual interest in site structures and wharfs

Hampshire Constabulary have been asked for further information surrounding increased border force checks and activity on the Island.

If you see anything unusual or suspicious you can report it to your local police on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting “Kraken”.

If it is an emergency, call 999. To anonymously report your information online, visit Crimestoppers.

Do not take direct action against any individuals or groups.


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