Police pledge after Wyre week of action

Police stop and check vehicles on Copse Road in Fleetwood as part of Wyre Action Week.  PC Matt Harmer seizes a vehicle.
Police stop and check vehicles on Copse Road in Fleetwood as part of Wyre Action Week. PC Matt Harmer seizes a vehicle.

Police have pledged to keep the pressure on Fleetwood’s criminals in the run-up to Christmas, after a week-long police operation in the port.

Wyre Action Week saw the police involved in a series of drugs raids, roadside checks and other initiatives aimed at reassuring the public action was being taken to tackle crime.

Wyre’s geographical Inspector Steve Bell said: “It was a really good week and my intention now is to continue in the run-up to Christmas.

“We made significant arrests which has reduced crime in the area and, in turn, reduced the threat of crime.

“We are appealing to people to get in touch with us if they have any issues or concerns, and we will be able to act as quickly as possible.

As well as two burglary arrests, six warrants were issued across Wyre concerning the misuse of drugs, including Class A drugs and cannabis.

The road policing unit was also out in force, checking cars on Copse Road, along with Customs and Excise and Wyre Council, which saw 48 vehicles stopped.

Some 11 drivers were given a ticket for not using a seatbelt, another driver was booked for not having insurance.

And Insp Bell said he was delighted to see an increased

police presence.

Sgt Steve Hardman said: “We have had excellent results over the course of the week.

“A key part of the operation has been to reassure residents and make them feel safe, and people are already telling us it has made a difference to our local town centres. The feedback has been very positive.”

Wyre Action Week figures:

n Two arrests in connection with burglary;

n Six drug warrants issued;

n 48 vehicles stopped;

n 11 drivers stopped for not wearing seatbelts;

n One driver booked for no insurance.