Police seize vehicle and recover stolen goods during extra patrols on Northampton estate

Police sent in extra officers to Hunsbury Meadows after complaints from residents

Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:39 am
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:42 am

Police seized a vehicle and recovered stolen goods as part of their increased presence in the Pineham Lock area of Northampton at the weekend.

A spokesman for the force said: "A vehicle which failed to stop for police was subsequently located in Banbury Lane and has now been seized for traffic offences and other matters.

"During the investigation at the location officers also located and recovered stolen items from a burglary and lines of enquiry are now being followed up.

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"This activity forms part of patrols and police presence both on foot and in vehicles within the Pineham Lock area with engagement with the local community a continuing priority."

Police sent in extra officers to Hunsbury Meadows following complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour in the area.

Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: "Our officers have continued with patrols of Pineham Lock and Hunsbury Meadows over the weekend, supporting and engaging with local residents, offering reassurance and advice.

"We are continuing to work with Northampton Borough Council on this issue and with our support, they have today issued Community Protection Notices. Police officers and PCSOs have now been dedicated to the area and these officers will be there until this issue is resolved.

Police are increasing their presence in the Pineham Lock area. Photo: Northamptonshire Police
Police are increasing their presence in the Pineham Lock area. Photo: Northamptonshire Police

"The officers will be patrolling both on foot and in their cars, to offer reassurance to the local community and to deal with any issues quickly.

"Chief Constable Nick Adderley has already said, everyone has the right to feel safe in their homes and in their communities and we want to reassure local residents that we are taking this issue seriously and doing all we can to sort it out.

"We would encourage residents to continue to report any issues to us on 101. Please do also approach the police officers and PCSOs now assigned to the area as they will also be happy to help".

Police are using off-road bikes to patrol land near Banbury Lane