Derbyshire's Road Policing Unit take to the cycle paths to keep user's safe
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Our Road’s Policing Unit has taken to the cycle and footpaths of Derbyshire in a measure to keep people safe.
Last week (Wednesday, 22 April) the unit deployed to a stretch of path running between Alvaston, Derby and Elvaston Castle in South Derbyshire.
Inspector Greg Hunt, from the unit, explains: “Whilst of course our main priority is to keep the roads of Derbyshire safe and free of crime, we are also very much aware of safety issues on particular cycle and footpaths across the County.
“Clearly at this time more people are using these paths as a form of exercise, but we are aware that they can also be used by people illegally riding motorbikes and we receive a lot of complaints about how dangerous this is.
“With the equipment we have, I am keen to support local Safer Neighbourhood teams as much as possible in the fight against this dangerous activity. The officers deployed last week received a lot of positive feedback from those genuinely using the paths and so it is something we will be doing more of.”
If you are experiencing similar problems in your neighbourhood please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:
Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact