PCSOs tackle anti-social bikers in village near Tonbridge

GEARED UP: PCSOs find the bikes that were allegedly stolen

PCSOs tackle anti-social bikers in village near Tonbridge

by Andy Tong | 22nd August 2019

POLICE Community Support Officers [PCSOs] have cracked down on anti-social behaviour in Hadlow following a number of complaints about motorcyclists riding on footpaths and pavements in the village near Tonbridge.

One teenager was arrested after reports described youths causing a nuisance in several roads including Carpenters Lane and Marshall Gardens.

Officers from the Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Unit carried out enquiries about theft and anti-social behaviour in response to concerns raised by local residents.

A 16-year-old boy from the village was arrested on suspicion of burglary and later released pending further investigation.

On August 9 the PCSOs located two motorcycles at a property which had been reported stolen; a third was found abandoned in the East Peckham area.

The District Commander for Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Chief Inspector Pete Steenhuis, said: “PCSOs provide a vital link to their local communities, enabling them to identity, understand and most importantly address concerns raised by residents.

“Their role is often crucial in helping unearth information which can help locate suspects and resolve criminal or anti-social activity, the likes of which often cause great distress.”

He added: “Dealing with anti-social behaviour remains one of our key priorities, but it is also important that residents continue to report any incidents to us, particularly when they are happening.

“If possible always take down any number plates, which will assist us in taking action, should we identify anyone driving in an anti-social or dangerous manner.”

You can report anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or visiting kent.police.uk/services/report-online

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