Friday, 22 November 2019

Police use pedal power to fight crime

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New police bikes funded by Macc Towm Council. PC Tom Binder, Cllr Gareth Jones, Sgt Rob Simpson, Cllr Janet Jackson, PC Gary Barnes

MANCHESTER: Mountain bikes are the police’s latest weapon in the war against crime and antisocial behaviour.

Macclesfield Police have taken delivery of four new bikes to help them get around the town, keep in close contact with the community and also get access to areas that police cars can’t. The bikes, funded by Macclesfield Town Council, are the start of a partnership between the police and the council.

Pete Turner, town clerk, said: “We truly value the work of our local policing unit and we have been working together to see how the council can support the olice and augment their excellent service to the community.

“We have agreed funding for a number of local policing initiatives in the town which include these great new police bikes.”

Sgt Rob Simpson, from Macclesfield Local Policing Unit said: “We are very grateful for the support given to us by our Town Council. We now have some fantastic bikes that will allow us patrol areas quickly and silently, targeting those involved in anti-social behaviour and crime. On their first day out, we located a young female missing from home and disrupted a group of teenagers causing issues in West Park.”

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