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Crackdown on moped nuisance in Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 14:11 10 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:27 16 September 2010

Adam Lazzari

The high-pitched screeching sound of mopeds is a persistent nuisance for people in Fakenham, but arrests have been made and warnings issued in a new police crackdown.

The high-pitched screeching sound of mopeds is a persistent nuisance for people in Fakenham, but arrests have been made and warnings issued in a new police crackdown.

CCTV images led to three 16-year-old boys being charged.

A moped has also been seized for having no insurance and three moped users have been issued with warnings stating that if they are caught riding in an anti-social or dangerous manner in the next 12 months their mopeds could be seized.

A number of verbal warnings have been issued, informing people that they risk having their mopeds seized if they continue to ride in a similar fashion. A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: “The arrests were made after CCTV footage was brought to our attention by North Norfolk District Council, so this has been a good example of partners working together.”

The focus on anti-social behaviour, in particular in the vicinity of Tesco, was set as a priority in April. Officers carried out an increased number of patrols and liaised with landowners to arrange for chains and posts to be erected around the perimeter to limit vehicle access and help discourage groups from gathering.

As part of the crackdown, two vehicle defect rectification scheme forms, which require the owner to rectify the outlined defects within a defined period to avoid prosecution, were issued.

Police also focused on noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour at Highfield Close, Great Ryburgh, carrying out increased high -isibility patrols in response to a rising number of reports of anti-social behaviour in the area. They will continue to tackle this over the summer and will focus on anti-social behaviour in the area of Millenium Park.

To contact the Fakenham's Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567 or email sntfakenham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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