A car has been seized in Radcliffe as Police took action last night to clamp down on five speeding hotspots in Bury.

Following a crackdown on crime Greater Manchester Police have been patrolling speeding hotspots in Bury, Ainsworth and Radcliffe.

Speed enforcement officers were directed to specific locations by residents which included:

  • Church St, Ainsworth
  • Bury Bolton, Rd Ainsworth
  • Bury Rd, Radcliffe
  • Dumers Lane, Radcliffe
  • Walmersley Rd, Bury

Whilst patrolling Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, officers seized one uninsured car and reported that the highest speed recorded that night was around 47mph on Bury Road.

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This comes after a recent review of neighbourhood policing and the launch of a new neighbourhood policing model to target crimes that matter the most to residents.  

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Burglary, car theft, robbery, speeding, drug supply and ASB are reported to be the pressing issues that ‘mattered most’ to residents in Bury. 

Speaking about the implementation of the new model and how it will impact Bury, Chief Inspector Samantha Jackson said: “Following the recent neighbourhood policing consultation, the residents of Bury told us that reducing crimes such as burglary, car theft, robbery, speeding, drug supply and ASB is what matters most to them. 

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“With this, as part of the neighbourhood policing model, we will seek to reduce crime across our communities by ensuring – along with partners – that we are focused on preventing crime and reoffending.

"By taking this approach, we will not only reduce the opportunity of crime occurring and divert people away from offending but also reduce the fear of crime throughout our communities and prevent harm through effective joint problem-solving.”

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