Get in touch - police plea

Sgt Dean Maddocks at Brighouse Police Station
Sgt Dean Maddocks at Brighouse Police Station

RESIDENTS are being urged to contact police about any suspicious activity.

Sergeant Dean Maddocks who leads the Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team said people should call if something doesn’t seem right. His warning has come after huge amounts of stone were stolen from a wall in Bracken Road, Brighouse, revealing a 15ft drop on the opposite side.

“People should ring us even if they are unsure because we would rather go and find out they are correct than miss a trick,” he told residents at Brighouse ward forum. “If you are in any doubt then give us a ring. People are going into peoples gardens and having a look around for things as well. We will arrest where we can.”

Sgt Maddock reported 108 less crimes during the last six weeks compared to the same figures 12 months ago.

He said there had been nine burglaries, three of which was where entry was gained via an insecure door. “We have been doing additional patrols targeting travelling criminals from the Huddersfield end which has had some difficulties. We don’t want them coming into our area. We are also concentrating on the Bradford side which sometimes causes a problem and especially when we had a very short period of hot weather.”

There has been 10 burglary others which includes sheds and garages and businesses premises. He said a number of town centre shops were targeted and a man has been charged in connected with two of them.

There was eight thefts from motor vehicles and there had been a number of drugs arrests in Bradford Road and South Street and various street warnings issued.

Car tyres were slashed in parts of Clifton which brought the number of reports of damage up to 17. Patrols were increased in the area.

There had been 45 incidents of anti-social behaviour but six arrests had been made for drunk and disorderly in Brighouse town centre and Wellholme Park.

To contact police call 101 or call the Brighouse station on 01484 405251.