Action on crime at Bolton

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KIDS tearing around on motorbikes, quad bikes and even mobility scooters have made residents’ lives hell over recent weeks.

Following complaints from residents of the Hallbroom Gardens and Crofton Drive areas, police have launched an offensive to catch the culprits.

Letters have gone out to warn riders and their families of the possible consequences of driving such vehicles unsafely on public roads.

This was one of two new priority areas set to receive extra policing following the latest Bolton crime and safety meeting.

Carrfield Park, Hallbroom Gardens and Crofton Drive will all benefit from increased police patrols.

Several fires started by youngsters have been reported at the park, where police notices have been put up warning that the park is being monitored.

Crime figures for the year up to May 2012 in the Dearne were released, that show anti-social behaviour to be down from 152 to 117, burglaries from nine down to five, criminal offences from 33 down to 22 and violent offences from 14 down to 12 in that period.

Tasking officer Allan Sneddon said: “This follows a reassuring trend and is, we think, as a result of many things including the Sports FX and Barnsley Alcohol Partnership Projects, our continued commitment to local community groups and our work with other agencies such as the youth services and local authority.”

The next crime and safety is Tuesday September 11th at Willowcroft from 6pm, with a raffle, tea and coffee.

All are welcome.