Police officers hail successful day of action in Handsworth

Handsworth Police

DAY of action carried out yesterday (13 August) by police officers tackling issues identified by the community of Handsworth has seen seven people arrested

The day began with three drugs warrants in Newcombe Road, College Road and Herbert Road where drugs and paraphernalia were seized and recovered.

Fines warrants in partnership with Her Majesty’s Court Tribunal Service (HMCTS) were next on the agenda with more than 40 premises visited leading to the arrest of seven people who were taken directly to Magistrates Court.

Four on-the-spot payments were also made leading to the recovery of over £3,000 of outstanding payments.

The afternoon was devoted to speedwatch where officers, working with members of the community, stopped 18 vehicles on the Walsall Road and Queslett Road, which resulted in six speeding tickets and 12 warnings issued.

As a persistent problem in the area, anti-social behaviour patrols were carried out throughout the day at identified hot spot locations.

Various licensed premises were also visited by officers, checked and given advice when selling alcohol, to ensure that underage drinkers were not served.

Inspector David Keen who organised the day of action said: “The day has proved to be a success, bringing perpetrators in the area to justice and making sure that the people in Handsworth continue to enjoy to live here in safety.

“Whilst we are doing these activities on a daily basis, we really wanted to show the community some of the activity that we carry out to tackle local concerns and I think that this action-packed day has done this.”

For further information on the day’s activities, please visit our social media pages on www.facebook.com/brumpoliceand www.twitter.com/brumpolice

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