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You said, we did...


Residents across the Morpeth sector have raised their concern via web returns, letter, through their Parish Councils, Northumberland County Council Community Safety and at engagements days in relation to motorist's travelling at excess speed on the roads through their towns, villages and hamlets.  

Further dates have been arranged for March and April.        

We Did...

During February 2015 Neighbourhood Officers visited 8 sites across the Morpeth sector where residents have raised concerns in relation to motorist's travelling in excess of 30 mph on the roads through their towns, villages and hamlets.

Locations where vehicles have been checked are Mitford, Pegswood, Ulgham, Widdrington, Stobhill, Longhirst, Hebron and Red Row.

In total 426 vehicles were checked on over 12 occasions and only 5 warning were issued.     

On 10th February 2015 Morpeth Neighbourhood Team worked in partnership with HM Customs and Excise on Operation Gatsby.
The team visited 4 locations across the Morpeth Sector  where vehicles were stopped and checked for Crime, Road Traffic and Excise related offences, all vehicles had their fuel tanks dipped for red diesel.
Over 70 vehicles were stopped that morning with no offences disclosed.
Further dates have been arranged for March and April.        

You Said...RURAL CRIME -

Residents in the rural part of the sector and land owners have complained about trespassers on private land purporting to be shooting game legally but who are poaching and committing other acquisitive crime offences.    

We Did...

Morpeth Neighbourhood Team have been working together with land owners and game keepers on Operation Ghillie to provide proactive patrols in the rural area of Morpeth Sector  with the specific intention of prevention crime, gathering intelligence, and providing reassurance to the community.

On the three operations run during February, a minimum of 7 game keepers have participated on each occasion. Vehicles have been stopped, checked and searched; people with dogs and lamps have been challenged.  No offences have been revealed at the time and no crime has subsequently been reported but intelligence has been gathered .

Further Operation Ghillie events are planned for March and April.