A car has been seized in Radcliffe after police took action last night, Saturday, to clamp down on five speeding hotspots in Bury.

As part of a crackdown, Greater Manchester Police has been patrolling problem areas in Bury, Ainsworth and Radcliffe.

Speed enforcement officers were directed to specific locations by residents, which included:

  • Church Street, Ainsworth
  • Bury and Bolton Road, Ainsworth
  • Bury Road, Radcliffe
  • Dumers Lane, Radcliffe
  • Walmersley Road, Bury

While patrolling Dumers Lane, officers seized an uninsured car and reported that the highest speed recorded that night was around 47mph on Bury Road.

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This comes after a recent review of neighbourhood policing and the launch of a new neighbourhood policing model to target crimes that matter the most to residents.  

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Burglary, car theft, robbery, speeding, drug supply and anti-social behaviour (ASB) are reported to be the pressing issues that "matter most" to residents.

Speaking about the implementation of the new model and how it will impact Bury, Chief Inspector Samantha Jackson said: “Following the recent neighbourhood policing consultation, the residents of Bury told us that reducing crimes such as burglary, car theft, robbery, speeding, drug supply and ASB is what matters most to them. 

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“With this, as part of the neighbourhood policing model, we will seek to reduce crime across our communities by ensuring – along with partners – that we are focused on preventing crime and reoffending.

"By taking this approach, we will not only reduce the opportunity of crime occurring and divert people away from offending but also reduce the fear of crime throughout our communities and prevent harm through effective joint problem-solving.”

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