Crime and anti-social behaviour tackled in week-long police crackdown in Suffolk

The police crackdown ran until October 2

The police crackdown ran until October 2 - Credit: Archant

Crime and anti-social behaviour were the focus during a week-long police crackdown across south Suffolk recently.

The Safer Neighbouhood Team (SNT) ran the campaign with the roads policing and firearms unit from September 26 to October 2 across Ipswich, Hadleigh, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.

Extra patrols were organised in the relevant areas.

In Ipswich Central, several car parks and priority locations were patrolled for anti-social behaviour.

The roads policing unit dealt with a number of drivers in the Grafton Way, Cardinal Park area.

Two fixed penalty notices (FPN) were given for excessive speed and one for a worn tyre and more than 40 traffic offence reports (TORs) were given for excess speed, mobile use, failing to wear a seatbelt, no insurance, a vehicle in a dangerous condition, no valid MoT, driving licence offences and vehicle faults, 13 verbal warnings were given for speed and one vehicle was seized.

Extra evening patrols were undertaken in Galway Road and the Dale Hall Lane area in response to concerns regarding anti-social behaviour and a number of people were spoken to.

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Extra patrols also took place in Martlesham, which saw eight motorcycles and 14 cars removed from a carpark, as well as Broadlands Way and Holywells Road.

Officers also undertook extra patrols in response to burglary concerns in Felixstowe and visited the sea front and Martello Park areas in the evenings.

In Woodbridge, burglary patrols were carried out, as well as patrols in areas where there have been reports of vehicles being used antisocially.

In Hadleigh, visits were made to Pykenham Park, Nayland and Stoke Recreation ground, Bramford village and other locations where there had been reports of antisocial behaviour.

Speaking after the week of action, Inspector Kevin Horton said: “This highly visible, targeted work has focussed on neighbourhood priorities and issues of current concern for local people.

“A week of action has helped focus our resources to be as effective as possible.”