I have had a number of exchanges with our District Police Commander pointing out the seriousness of the issues involved here. I am pleased that the police are now giving this essential focus as people need to be able to go about their business without fear of such violence and intimidation.
Following a number of reported incidents around the Co Op, Yew Tree Drive, Whitely officers were in the area yesterday evening carrying out enquiries and providing a visible presence. Several people ran from the area on seeing police and so we undoubtedly deterred the anti-social/criminal behaviour they were no doubt going to engage in. Whilst they may have evaded police this time, we will continue our patrols and will catch up with them. #backonthebeat #A/Insp Clift