More than 100 parking fines issued and 21 people stop-searched for drug issues as Peterborough police crack down on crime in city neighbourhood
Police issued scores of fines and stopped dozens of people in a crack down on crime in Millfield, Peterborough.
The Eastern Neighbourhood Policing Team, which covers areas including Millfield, set up Operation Siphon to tackle drug dealing and related crime, as well as traffic issues and covid compliance after concerns were raised in the community.
PC Laura Henning, from the Eastern NPT, said: “Drug and traffic issues have been highlighted to us as being a big concern to residents and business owners in Millfield and the surrounding areas, which is why we have set up the operation to work with partner agencies and tackle the issues head-on.”
In addition to regular patrols, problem solving work and day-to-day neighbourhood policing in the area, the team dedicated three days last week to the Millfield area.
The results were:
130 fixed penalty notices issued for parking offences
10 traffic offence reports issued
Four vehicles seized
21 people stop-searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act
Two vehicles stopped and searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act
Two people arrested for burglary and drug offences
Four people cautioned for drug offences
Four fines issued for covid breaches
One ticket issue under the Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme
PC Henning added: “While the work has been led by my team and I, we have had some great support from Peterborough City Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers, as well as the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit and Dog Unit.
“We worked together to achieve some great results for our communities, however this is not a one-off, we continue to listen to our neighbourhoods and act on their concerns. The work of Operation Siphon will continue across the eastern sector of Peterborough and we will be holding focussed days of action again very soon.”
To report concerns to be passed on to your local neighbourhood team, visit the force website here www.cambs.police.uk/report.