Extra Weekend Policing Helps Crime Drop

‘Special’ Weekend in South Leeds as Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Fall

Crime and anti-social behaviour in south Leeds dropped significantly over the weekend thanks to some ‘special’ attention by the area’s volunteer constables.

Special constables volunteered a total of 256 hours on Saturday and Sunday to help cut crime and anti-social behaviour in communities within West Yorkshire Police’s City and Holbeck Division as part of National Specials Weekend.

A total of 29 specials gave up their time for free at the weekend to work on operations in the Holbeck and Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team areas.

These included high-visibility and plain clothes patrols, uniformed visits to known criminals living in and around local communities, and enquiries to trace those wanted on warrants or for breaching their bail conditions.

The weekend’s activities were deemed a real success, with early indications showing a decrease in the number of reports of crimes and the number of calls made to police regarding anti-social behaviour.

In particular, vehicle crime saw a notable reduction across the Holbeck NPT area, no calls were received about anti-social behaviour in the area around Hunslet’s Penny Hill centre, and a number of people found to be breaching the terms of their Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were arrested.

Thanks to Chris Oates at West Yorkshire Police.