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Speeding and ASB become policing priorities in Wirksworth and Middleton

Posted on 24th July 2014

Police will be clamping down on speeding and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Wirksworth and Middleton.

The policing team will be targeting the issues for the next three months after residents raised concerns at the latest Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting.

Officers will be heading out on patrols and will be speaking to motorists about the importance of safe and considerate driving and sticking to the law on the roads.

The team will be carrying out speed checks in the area, focusing particularly on the areas of Middleton, Bole Hill and Steeple Grange to target those exceeding the limit.  Warnings or fines will be issued to anyone found to be breaking the speed limit.

Police will also continue to target anti-social drivers in the area with Operation Rivalee.

Alongside targeting speeding motorists, the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.

Police will be identifying any individuals or groups taking part in ASB to engage with them about the impact of their behaviour on others, and how any subsequent action such as ASBOs can have long-lasting consequences.

Officers will also be interacting with youngsters to deter them from anti-social behaviour and to encourage them to take part in diversionary activities offered by partners such as Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Youth Service.

The policing team will be engaging with the local community to discuss the option of a youth shelter being established within the town.

The team are urging members of the public to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour as they happen by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

To find out more or to speak to the team, call 101.

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