South Manchester Neighbourhood Team Continue Proactive Policing
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The Neighbourhood Team in the City of Manchester South district saw officers across the area carry out several warrants as well as cracking down on some of their major priorities such as anti-social behaviour, burglaries and drug dealing.
As part of the GMP’s public promise, the force will continually strive to fight, prevent and reduce crime and harm and keep people safe so that Greater Manchester can be a safer and welcoming place in which to live, work, learn and visit.
Officers also took on board community concerns and issues that mattered to them which resulted in the following.
It was an early start on Monday morning as officers alongside GMP’s specialist Tactical Aid Unit, executed a warrant at an address in Withington which saw a 24-year-old man arrested and subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis as well as being in possession of an offensive weapon.
Later on in the day, councillors from Manchester City Council joined officers handing out leaflets in a in Didsbury, warning the public about the increased risk burglary in the area.
A woman was arrested on Tuesday morning following a warrant in Burnage, after officers acted on intelligence through Crimestoppers about a suspected cannabis farm.
Throughout the week Safter Roads Operations have taken place across South Manchester including checks at Moseley Road, Avon Road, Errwood Road and Mauldeth Road with 12 tickets being handed out for a range of different offences.
Patrols also took place around tram stops in the district aiming to deter anti-social behaviour, one of the most notable patrols came at the Wythenshawe Park stop with officer’s present during peak times during the school day.
Uniformed officers including the mounted division have been visible in Levenshulme and Fallowfield giving members of the public reassurance that their concerns have been noted and will be acted upon accordingly.
Towards the end of the week, community leaders and counsellors were out on the streets addressing issues around homelessness and providing referrals where possible.
Neighbourhood Inspector, Victoria Holdsworth for Withington, Burnage, Fallowfield & Levenshulme said: “This week saw what we do best and is regular day-to-day policing for us, tackling priorities set by the community.
“From information received by the local people we have, in particular, executed three drugs warrants around South Manchester, which saw us pull in some fantastic results which further reinforces that information passed onto us is acted upon swiftly.
“With assistance from our colleagues in GMP's Tactical Aid Unit and partners within Trading Standards at the Council, we will continue to jointly tackle the supply and dealing of drugs, which will not be tolerated in our area.
“Please continue to report any concerns either to GMP through 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”