Hitchin officers coming to a road near you

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By JulieGK | Monday, February 04, 2013, 20:52

Officers from Hitchin Safer Neighbourhoods Team will be visiting a number of roads in the town next week to find out what local issues residents would like police to focus on.

The 'Street Meets' will be happening from Wednesday until Saturday (February 9).

Officers will be visiting homes with information about the conviction of three drug dealers in Hitchin recently – they were all sentenced to a total of 20 and a half years in prison for supplying Class A drugs. They were:

  • Anthony Lidder, 24, formerly of Chaucer Way, Hitchin – sentenced to nine and a half years
  • Samuel Turner, 24, formerly of Woolgrove Road, Hitchin – sentenced to five years
  • Thomas Norton, 26, formerly of Baldock, sentenced to six years
Officers will be visiting the following roads: Chaucer Way, Oughtonhead Way, Woolgrove Road, Woolgrove Court, Fairfield Way, Sanfoine Close, Bradleys Corner, Sharps Court, Cooks Way, Periwinkle Lane, Benchley Hill and Highover Way.

Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Guy Westwood said: "As a team, we feel it's important to come out and engage with the local community.

"The convictions of these three dealers was down to intelligence we received – and we want to show the public we can't do our jobs without information that comes from them.

"We also want to ask residents if they have any other local concerns. This is a good way of helping us set local policing priorities for the future."

To find out more about local policing priorities and more about your Safer Neighbourhoods Team, you can also visit www.herts.police.uk and click on 'Safer Neighbourhoods'.



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