Inspector Sarah Davies
Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Sarah Davies, who covers the Alway and Maindee area
I start this month's blog with some good news in relation to the deliberate fires that were being set within the Ringland ward. These fires were causing concern for local residents, businesses and emergency services due to the dangerous locations and possible injuries they could have caused. Working with the community and local schools we have identified four youths responsible for the fires. They will be dealt with accordingly with a message for all that this behaviour will not be tolerated.
Your team has continued to act upon the Your Voice Priority of drug use and drug supply within Newport East. This month warrants have been conducted in St Julian's, Caerleon and Lliswerry. All with a positive result where persons were arrested for possession and supply offences.
It was great to welcome Tottenham Hotspurs and their supporters to Rodney Parade and what a result. Newport County playing at Wembley was a fantastic opportunity for the club, and one that the players, coaching team and supports will treasure I am sure.
Your teams have continued to patrol areas where there has been an increase of anti-social behaviour. There has been a decrease in calls within Pontfaen and Alway. We will continue to patrol these areas to ensure this continues.
There has recently been an increase of calls in relation to the anti-social use of vehicles within the car park at Spytty Retail Park. This behaviour is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated. We have been assisted by our Area Support Unit who have specialist skills and tactics to deal with this behaviour. I will update you with the results within my next blog.
Six nations rugby is here again, can I remind you all to drink sensibly when socialising and ensure you have a designated driver or pre- arranged taxi home. Be safe and enjoy.