Manor Farm Estate – Anti Social Behaviour/Nuisance motorbikes/drugs.
Representatives from the Police, Safer Neighbourhoods, and ONGO Homes have met to discuss the issues in the area. Following this meeting officers from the three agencies have conducted a ‘patch walk’ where we have conducted a survey/questionnaire with residents. If residents were not in questionnaires were left at addresses. ONGO Homes are collating the results and we are planning a follow up meeting to discuss the findings.
We urge members of the community to report issues via 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
Police, Safer Neighbourhoods,and ONGO staff have met following analysis of the returned questionnaires. Options were discussed around further action in the area and in respect of nuisance motorycles we understand that the antisocial use of off road motorcycles is causing concern in your community. The policing team have been working really hard to respond to local concerns in respect of this issue and good progress was made around some of our urban communities, we recognise that there is still more to do.
Over recent weeks and months we will continue to prioritise our activity around this issue, included a number of tactics as part of Operation Yellowfin.
We continue to undertake Op Yellowfin 'days of action' which is seeing more and more nuisance motorbikes being stopped and seized. We are absolutely committed to continuing in this approach while this remains a priority issue. Our last was only last week, which saw colleagues from across North Lincolnshire coming together to target those impacting our more rural hot spots.
We are appealing for information from our local communities as to the details of who is responsible for riding these bikes and also where they are being stored or housed.
In respect of antisocial behaviour we can use dispersal powers to move groups on and restrict their return to a specific area. Officers will need to request a Police Inspector puts this authority in place in order for a Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer in uniform to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (Some restrictions do apply).
In respect of drugs offences police will build an intelligence picture on individuals and addresses with a view to obtaining a warrant from a magistrate. We will also use powers when a Police Officer who has reasonable grounds for suspecting that any person is in possession of a control drug, to search that person, any vehicle in which the officer suspects that the drug may be found.