Police set for crackdown in villages

POLICE in Melbourn and Bassingbourn will be cracking down on anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime after a meeting with residents. The latest neighbourhood panel meeting for Melbourn and Bassingbourn saw residents raise concerns about anti-social behavi

POLICE in Melbourn and Bassingbourn will be cracking down on anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime after a meeting with residents.

The latest neighbourhood panel meeting for Melbourn and Bassingbourn saw residents raise concerns about anti-social behaviour in Melbourn High Street, and rising levels of vehicle crime in the Mordens.

Dealing with these issues will now be a priority for local officers.

South Cambridgeshire Sector head, Insp Chris Savage, said: "We want to ensure we are tackling the issues that are important to the public.


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"We will spend the next three months working on the new priorities," he said.

Speeding in the villages was identified as a problem at the previous meeting of the panel.

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As a result, officers have recorded the speed of 769 drivers and issued one fine.

They have also been tackling anti-social be-haviour, seizing alcohol from youths in Melbourn, and giving out warnings for anti-social driving.

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