Driv­ing crack­down

Po­lice urge res­i­dents to re­port prob­lem streets

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES - BY CIARAN SHANKS

PO­LICE are set to launch a new crack­down on bad driv­ing in sev­eral parts of Dundee.

And they have urged res­i­dents to flag up prob­lem streets ahead of a spell of ac­tion.

Of­fi­cers based at Long­haugh Po­lice Sta­tion say they’ve been passed sev­eral com­plaints from mem­bers of the pub­lic about an­ti­so­cial driv­ing and speed­ing in the north-east of the city.

Af­fected ar­eas in­clude Mill o’ Mains, Whit­field, Fin­try, Dou­glas and Broughty Ferry.

The community of­fi­cers will launch two weeks’ worth of en­force­ment ac­tion in these ar­eas on Mon­day Septem­ber 11 in an at­tempt to ad­dress peo­ple’s con­cerns.

It fol­lows a con­sul­ta­tion with lo­cals about what crime they want tack­led in their area.

PC Tony Bayn­ham, part of the Long­haugh community team, said: “We need your help. Let us know where you be­lieve the prob­lems are and we will fo­cus our pa­trols there.

“Our com­mu­ni­ties know ex­actly where the issues are and we want to use the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by you to tackle the is­sue of an­ti­so­cial driv­ing.”

Neil Cooney, com­mu­ni­ca­tions sec­re­tary for Broughty Ferry Community Coun­cil, has wel­comed the move.

He said: “It’s some­thing that comes up quite fre­quently.

“There have been par­tic­u­lar prob­lems with speed­ing and park­ing out­side the school ar­eas in the morn­ings.

“It’s gen­er­ally a city-wide is­sue so the fact they’re go­ing to be look­ing at it is def­i­nitely to be wel­comed.

“Each in­di­vid­ual community coun­cil­lor will have their own ex­am­ple of prob­lems in the Ferry.

“If the community coun­cil or any other of the groups in Broughty Ferry can help in any way then I’m sure there will be a groundswell of sup­port.”

Po­lice Scot­land urged any­one who wishes to re­port ar­eas of con­cern to call 101 or email the team di­rectly on TaysideNorthEastCPT@scot­land.pnn. po­lice.uk.

The Long­haugh community po­lice team.

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