Ipswich crackdown continues

A CRACKDOWN on the streets of Ipswich has continued, with noise complaints, child protection issues and concerns over an animal's welfare followed up.The latest “impact event” took place on Monday and saw education welfare officers stop 21 young people, all of who were accompanied, to give them advice and information about new legislation.

A CRACKDOWN on the streets of Ipswich has continued, with noise complaints, child protection issues and concerns over an animal's welfare followed up.

The latest “impact event” took place on Monday and saw education welfare officers stop 21 young people, all of who were accompanied, to give them advice and information about new legislation.

The DVLA seized one fraudulent tax disc, with police now investigating it further, while 20 notices were served because current tax discs had not been displayed.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems were used to scan 6,100 cars and 72 vehicles were listed as having no current tax. They are also now under further investigation.

Ipswich Borough Council removed 12 tons of “bulk rubbish”, will follow up 13 housing issues, nine environmental protection issues and will take action to remove 14 vehicles.

One child protection issue will be followed up with the appropriate agencies while one animal was reported to the RSPCA.

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Officers will investigate one noise complaint while they gave advice to another householder regarding the level of sound.

A total of 24 premises, mostly small shops, were visited regarding fire safety and advice was given while nine home fire safety checks were being followed up yesterday .

Damage to the perimeter fence at Holywells Park was also reported.

It is the latest in a crackdown involving officers from Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary and other agencies.

A number of activities have been planned with the aim of reducing crime and making people feel better about the areas in which they live.

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