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Police step up patrols to tackle vehicle crime, anti-social behaviour and burglaries in the borough

Police in Gedling commenced a night-long operation to tackle anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime and burglary across the borough.

On Tuesday evening (October 29), nine officers from the Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Team, which is made up of police, special constables and police community support officers, took part in the operation, which included patrols across Arnold, Ravenshead, Calverton, Netherfield, Carlton, Colwick, Burton Joyce and other villages across the borough

PICTURED: Gedling Neighbourhood Team out on patrol in Arnold on Tuesday night (IMAGE: Notts Police)

Tactics used on the evening included high visibility patrols and the use of plain clothed officers, which led to several vehicle checks, a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act stop and search, as well as lots of positive engagement from members of the local community.

The team spent almost 85 hours collectively on the streets that evening.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, who joined in on the patrols, Chris Pearson, said: “As a team, we will increase the number of tactics we deploy to prevent and detect crime across Gedling, and with the support of planned increases in staff and our dedicated team of Special Constables, we will continue to work tirelessly to make our borough a safer place to live, work and visit.”

If you have an area of concern that is affecting you, or your community, the Neighbourhood team like to hear about them. You can contact them directly here: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/neighbourhoods?fbclid=IwAR070cCoYBqQzBXx3-swz-7-kPtA2TEVnxPeHXXIFJE3tlEc6LIx2cJyKCQ

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