Day of action disrupts tracks of criminals

Brighouse police patrols. Police officer Nick Bamforth checks traffic speed in Bradford Road, Brighouse.
Brighouse police patrols. Police officer Nick Bamforth checks traffic speed in Bradford Road, Brighouse.
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A day of action has netted some outstanding results for police.

Officers from the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team were out disrupting the activities of criminals as part of a day of action with different departments from Calderdale Council.

They held a crime prevention stall at Tesco assisted by Calderdale Crime Prevention Officer Tracy Pritchard and PCSO Jane Saxelby-Wyatt. They handed out advice to staff and customers at the store around all aspects of crime prevention.

PC Nick Bamforth and Special Constables Ash Huck and Mohammed Asghar carried out speed checks and a number of vehicles were stopped. Officers checked they held the correct licence and their vehicles were checked.

From the 12 commercial vehicles checked, two were issued with vehicle defect rectification notices, one driver was issued with a ticket for not wearing a seat belt, and one for having no insurance, the vehicle was also seized. One vehicle was caught travelling at 43mph in what was a 30mph area and the driver was issued with a ticket, and another was issued with a ticket for having no insecure/dangerous load.

In the afternoon the police were joined by Calderdale Council, Pennine Housing, the fire service and community volunteers for a street briefing on the Stoney Lane estate in Lightcliffe.

The team then visited more than 200 houses knocking on doors and offering crime prevention advice and satisfaction surveys were carried out.