'Specials' join regular officers tackling offenders in Moorlands

Updated: Jun 8

POLICE have been out and about in a Staffordshire Moorlands village clamping down on anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Four Section 35 dispersal notices have been issued to youths.

Patrols have been stepped up in and around the village following reports of a gathering of more than 50 youngsters.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman assured villagers: "Officers will be in Werrington over the next few days in an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour.

"If you see any local officers please raise any concerns you may have regarding problems in your area and we will help you.

"We have a Section 34 Dispersal Notice in place to direct a person committing ASB to leave a specified area and not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours."

One driver provided a positive roadside drug test and was arrested.

Regular officers are being supported by special constables out and about policing the Moorlands

During a busy night a driver was stopped in Cheddleton for having no insurance and his vehicle seized, while another was arrested in Leek for drink driving.


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