Officers Hit Streets Of Bishop's Cleeve

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Officers Hit Streets Of Bishop's Cleeve

Police are continuing to target troublemakers in Bishop's Cleeve, with another operation, which ran on Friday 26 January 2007.

Codenamed Operation Niagra 2, high visibility foot and mobile patrols targeted the area in a bid to stop and prevent those people intent on taking part in anti-social behaviour.

A total of three people were arrested.

A 23-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested in Bushcombe Lane on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, he was later charged with this offence as well as for driving without insurance and for a previous allegation of common assault. He appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Tuesday 30 January.

A man was stopped in the centre of Bishop's Cleeve for possession of a Class C drug, he was issued with a caution.

A 13 year-old male youth from Bishop's Cleeve was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after youths were seen damaging some lighting behind the council building. He was later released without charge.

Inspector for the area Brian Murnaghan said they take the complaints of residents very seriously; "We are regularly engaging with the community through public meetings and the work of our Safer Community Team.

We realise that for those who live in the Bishop's Cleeve area a minority of young people have been causing trouble through alcohol related anti-social behaviour as well as causing criminal damage.

We will not tolerate this; we are committed to ensuring that the majority of law-abiding residents can go about their daily lives without the problems caused by this persistent minority."

Insp Murnaghan added; "This operation was by no means a one-off; officers will be out on a regular basis patrolling the problem areas. We hope that the results of this latest operation not only emphasis our committed to tackling this issue but acts as a warning to those who think it is acceptable to participate in this sort of activity."

Posted : 31/01/2007 17:05:14

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