Text service to grass up Huddersfield yobs
TEXT us details of yobs and criminals!
That was the plea from Huddersfield police today as they stepped up efforts to deal with troublemakers in part of the town.
A new community texting service in the Bradley and Deighton areas – the first in the country – is being extended to let people pass on information about possible crimes.
Police and officials working to target yobbish behaviour believe it is an ideal way of sending out the zero tolerance message.
The texting service has been used up to now to pass on community information but police hope it can also be used for information about crime and anti-social behaviour.
They praised people in the area for coming up with information which led to arrests in Bradley and Sheepridge during disturbances in August last year and also arrests for burglaries.
More police officers have been appointed to the area and they are working with other agencies to increase public confidence in the text messaging service set up by residents in the Bradley area where they can receive community messages and share information.
Other work has been going on in the area and the Deighton and Brackenhall Initiative (DBI) has helped fund an extra three police community support officers for the area.
Police will follow up information about alleged crimes while complaints about anti-social behaviour will be passed on to the Kirklees Anti-social Behaviour Partnership.
The Brackenhall and Sheepridge Tenants’ and Residents’ Association has arranged places for young people at risk of carrying out anti-social behaviour at the BUMPY motorcycle tuition charity which teaches young people to ride motorcycles safely.