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Swinemoor crime initiative continues

Police are continuing to work with residents and businesses on Beverley’s Swinemoor Estate as part of efforts to reduce crime, it’s been revealed following a visit to the estate by Beverley MP Graham Stuart and East Riding of Yorkshire councillor Paul Nickerson. Accompanied by Inspector Phil Hinch they heard how anti-social behaviour is reducing in the area after the police provided extra resources to help residents in five streets which suffered particular problems. 

Inspector Hinch told Beverley FM: “I was pleased to meet with Graham and Paul to walk them around Swinemoor and explain the work we’re doing to reduce crime. Operation Vimba last year was a success where we targeted issues specifically raised by residents. As a result we issued 12 drugs warrants within the locality as well as targeting individuals that have caused anti-social behaviour.”

He continued: “We continue to work with residents and businesses and, although there’s lots more to do, I’m pleased that businesses report things are improving. I am also keen to stress we need the community to keep supporting us so that together we can build safer and stronger communities.”

Councillor Nickerson told us: “I brought up many questions from my residents such as illegal motorcycles, drug use, bicycle theft and CCTV, amongst others.” And he revealed he would be trying to find funding for an advanced mobile CCTV unit to tackle anti-social behaviour on the estate.