Police launch week of action to tackle anti-social behaviour in Frodsham and Helsby

POLICE and local partners have launched an action-packed week of activity in a bid to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Frodsham and Helsby.

The activities have started today, Monday 13 June and will run through to Sunday 19 June.

Chester Local Policing Unit’s Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team will be heading up the week of action with support from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s community safety wardens, the Roads Policing Unit and the Special Constabulary.

The focus of the week is to show the precautionary measures used by police dedicated to targeting ASB within local communities.

Taking aim at those who are intent on causing misery to the community, officers will be targeting specific identified ASB ‘hotspots’ and the community will see an increase in policing presence in the area.

Some of the activities planned for the week include traffic enforcement, such as speed checks on priority roads, highlighted by residents within the area. We will also see increased patrols in rural areas.

There will be an increase of presence in the area’s pubs and clubs as well as specific action targeting nuisance and off-road bikes.

The week will also see officers and partners engage with youths in the local area while listening and acting on any concerns from the community.

Sergeant Andrew Davies, who is leading the operation, said: “ASB can include things such as graffiti, littering, vandalism and off-road motorcycles within the community.

“This type of behaviour might not seem serious to some people, but it can have a huge impact on our communities and this activity creates an environment where more serious crime can take place.

“We are committed to doing all we can to tackle anti-social behaviour and it is essential that we work closely with our local communities in order to achieve this.

“This operation is an ideal opportunity to engage with residents and address any concerns that they may have.

“I look forward to speaking with the residents of Frodsham and Helsby this week and I would urge anyone who feels that they are or have been a victim of ASB to get in touch with Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101 or reporting it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said: “Around two thirds of Cheshire is classed as rural, so tackling rural crime is an important part of my Police and Crime Plan and I’m delighted to see this action being taken by our Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.

“Anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental impact on the feeling of safety in our rural communities, and offenders should be in no doubt about the police’s determination to put a stop to their behaviour. My thanks go to all the officers involved in this week of action.”

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