cars seized and four drug arrests made in Highbridge crackdown
police have seized five cars and made four arrests in their continuing
fight against drug dealing and anti-social use of motor vehicles
in the town.
figures were revealed by Sgt Ian Kennett of Burnham Police at
the latest Highbridge PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting.
said that since last October police had issued two warnings under
Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002, and seized the five
vehicles under Section 59 or for driving without insurance.
Kennett also told the meeting that 35 vehicles had been given
a direction to leave under the new dispersal zones set up in Burnham
and Highbridge - a scheme that has proved successful in reducing
anti-social use of motor vehicles.
also confirmed that a number of arrests had been made following
thefts of motor cycles, cars and mobility scooters.
second set of progress was in relation to the fight against drug
dealing in the town, which has been a consistent PACT priority
Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Over the last year, the
workload in relation to drug related activities has decreased,
largely due to the successes of previous drug seizures."
recently, four separate arrests have been made for possession
of Class C drugs, and intelligence received by the police is that
cannabis is now very difficult to buy in Highbridge."
The meeting was then opened to the floor to discuss local issues
and concerns. The next set of priorities were agreed, which led
to both drug misuse and parking issues being the top two. The
police beat team will report back with an update at the next Highbridge
PACT meeting on 15th April at 7.30pm in St Johns Hall, Bank Street.
The meeting was attended by 18 members of public, as well as Anna
Midgley from Homes in Sedgemoor, Reg Winslow from Sedgemoor District
Council, Somerset County Councillor John Woodman and local police.
PACT meeting will be held on 4th February at 7.30pm at The Old
Courthouse in Jaycroft Road.