PCC joins roads policing operation while visiting Huddersfield NPT (30 Mar 2017)

Op Transpark 3 Knife & PhoneA two-day proactive operation has concluded in Kirklees with the aim to make the District's roads safer.

From 26-27 March, officers took to the roads as part of Operation Transpark for vehicle checks with the aim to tackle criminals using the roads.

The operation ran in the Ashbrow area of Huddersfield and its aim was to deny criminals the use of the roads.

Over the course of the two days, the operation was very successful with the following results:

Three arrests were made including a 21-year-old man arrested for dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapons, a 25-year-old man arrested for possession of a quantity of Class B and an offensive weapon and also a 21-year-old man was arrested for driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs and resisting arrest.

Op Transpark 3 DrugA number of items were also seized as part of the operation:

  • Two cars
  • Three stolen motorbikes were recovered
  • One motorbike seized under Section 59, for being used in an anti-social manner
  • A quantity of cannabis
  • Two knives

PC Mark Bordman, Ashbrow ward officer, said: "We ran a similar operation during the summer last year which was incredibly successful and we wanted to replicate this in the area again.

"Our aim for Operation Transpark was to tackle offences on the District's roads, along with anti-social behaviour and ultimately deny criminals the use of the roads. The results for the two-day operation were exceptional.

"We focused on the Ashbrow ward area of Kirklees and after seizing a number of vehicles and items, along with making a number of arrests, we hope that residents will be reassured that we are doing everything we can to make the streets safer and deny criminals the use of the roads.

Op Transpark 3 Seized CarWest Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, who joined the operation on Monday afternoon said: "This was a fantastic bit of policing with some really tangible results. The officers behind the operation are incredibly dedicated in keeping our communities safe and it was great to meet them personally and see their hard work first hand while out in Huddersfield."

Also on Monday, the PCC visited the Thornton Lodge Community Centre, in the Crosland Moor and Netherton ward, where he visited a group which has been set up using funds granted by the Safer Communities Fund.

The group of women was set up so that members of the community to meet up each week to share ideas, life experiences and skills. Police along with partner agencies are supporting these initiatives and also providing crime prevention advice to members.

Mark added: "Thornton Lodge Community Centre received £ 7832 from my Safer Communities Fund and have done some really positive work in their community tackling anti-social behaviour. Their original project looked to provide diversionary activities and empower young people and the wider community and I was pleased to see how well it had developed to prevent crime."

PCC Thornton Lodge Community Centre

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