Cheshire Policing Update

In the past couple of weeks I just wanted to update you with a few matters we have dealt with.

Off road motor vehicles have been highlighted as an ongoing issue in locations where they are not authorised i.e. private land, farm land and protected sites and we are targeting those who choose to ride on these locations. We are not encompassing those who legally ride the authorised routes and we encourage those who do, to continue and enjoy the routes to ensure they remain open. We have had plenty of feedback and meetings from off road organisations encouraging our enforcement, to tackle the few who give legitimate rider/drivers a bad name.

Therefore we have recently had covert off road motorcycles enforcing in the rural areas, and motorcycle seizures have taken place, where offences have been established. Patrols have been upped in known locations and evidence gathering commenced. From this seven offenders were arrested and accompanying motorcycles seized in an operation in Grimsby, Humberside. This goes to show people will travel far and wide to our area, but all goes to show we in turn will travel to them if they commit offences in our area.
We have had some successful court cases recently under the Deer Act and Daytime Poaching. This has all primarily been assisted by You the public reporting suspicious incidents. So thank you, keep reporting to Police.

Vehicles have been seized/ removed off the roads that are linked to hare coursing and poaching offences. Suspicious vehicles entering the Farms we still want to know about, we have recently successfully linked incidents and enquiries are ongoing to highlighted individuals.

Operation Lambswool has been begun reducing livestock attacks and thefts. We have teamed up with Cheshire East Council and Peak District National Park to promote and enforce the issue. We have produced a small number of signs and leaflets should people require. A recent report of a livestock attack was investigated and positively resulted.

Thank you
Ric Walker (PC 4522)
Macclesfield Rural & Wildlife Officer / Macclesfield Police Station

15. February, 2018Latest News Comments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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