More patrols in Greenhithe following residents' concerns
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A weekend of patrolling Crossways Boulevard in Greenhithe has resulted in car seizures, a man being charged with drink driving and several fines being issued.
During the past few weeks Kent Police has been made aware of reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) involving drivers meeting in the area.
Residents have reported seeing motorists speeding, driving dangerously and being subjected to excess noise late at night.
In order to address the concerns, Kent Police put in place several dispersal orders and carried out extra patrols of the area between Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 September 2022. A Public Space Protection Order has also been put in place.
Police took action following several offences, which included:
• The arrest of Matas Gasperavicius, 26, of Dover Road, Northfleet, who was arrested and charged with driving without insurance and a licence, and drink driving. He is due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 19 October 2022.
• Seven Traffic Offence Reports were issued for incidents including speeding and driving without insurance. Drivers face a fine and points on their licences.
• Four vehicles were seized by officers for lack of insurance.
Community Safety Unit Inspector, Trevor Jenner, said:
‘We are aware of residents’ concerns which we are taking seriously.‘We have increased police presence in the area during recent weeks and we want to reassure the community that we are not just responding to reports, but actively patrolling the area to make sure anyone committing offences are dealt with robustly and appropriately.‘Anti-social behaviour is often caused by the minority but can have an adverse effect on the majority of people. We will not tolerate anyone visiting this area and using the roads inappropriately and in a dangerous manner.‘We will continue to monitor the area to ensure motorists are not gathering and causing ASB to those living in the community.’
Anyone with concerns around anti-social behaviour can report them online.