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Operation focusing on crime and road casualty prevention ongoing in north Cumbria

[P]olice are undertaking a week of proactive policing activity across north Cumbria.

Officers and staff from both uniform and CID departments are focusing on crime and domestic violence prevention, anti-social vehicle use, speed reduction and preventing road casualties.

The operation follows concerns from members of the community regarding these issues.

Warrants are being conducted across the city and officers will be proactive in looking for those who have failed to appear following a summons to court.

As part of the operation police are working with partner agencies including the RSPCA.

Sergeant Stuart Campbell said: “Every resource available in north Cumbria will be utilised during this operation. The operation is designed to bring those offending in our area to justice and to send out a strong message that criminality will not be tolerated.

“Eight arrests have been made so far and we will look to build on this momentum in identifying and prosecuting those who commit crime.

“We are also looking to prevent crime and information is being passed to the communities by patrol officers and PCSOs. One area we are looking to target our prevention is on domestic violence. This crime type continues to be under-reported and we would like to reassure those who are suffering from abuse can feel confident in seeking out the help they require. We are able to support victims and link them up with trusted partner agencies who we work with throughout the year. Nobody deserves to be a victim of such abuse and we ask that they report any such incidents to police so we can investigate.

“Another area that is especially important to the local community is speeding and other road offences being committed in the Carlisle area. Officers are conducting speed checks this week and already we are having positive feedback from the community for this work. We all know the dangers of speeding, yet people continue to drive far too fast in built-up areas. Those that continue to do so are putting themselves and other road user’s at great risk of death or serious injury.”

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