PUBLISHED: 17:26 22 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 22 July 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter If successful, the pilot could be rolled out further to replace volunteers with handheld speed guns Picture: ARCHANT A panel holding Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account have urged him to pursue plans to widen a scheme featuring new speed cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said the scheme was a good idea but there currently was not any capacity in the force to roll it out further Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNANPR cameras are triggered by a speeding vehicle, and records the registration number, time, date and speed of an offending vehicle.Warning letters are then sent automatically to the address that vehicle is registered to.A three month trial of the new kit began on April 2 in Spexhall, near Halesworth, organised by police, county council and Spexhall Parish Council.The … [Read more...] about Could Spexhall automatic number plate speed camera pilot be rolled out further in Suffolk?
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Police officers poses for photos with the Madame Tussauds' wax figures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they are paraded along the Long Walk in Windsor ahead of the Royal wedding Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Royal wedding revellers will face airport-style security checks while metal barriers to deter vehicle attacks will be in place around Windsor. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to the Berkshire town for today’s event which is expected to be the largest ever policed by Thames Valley Police. Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle, strategic commander for the wedding, said: “We are proud to police the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The Force has a long history of policing royal events from the annual Windsor Garter Ceremony to state visits and more recently Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday. “The wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle is no exception. “We are working with our partners, local businesses and the … [Read more...] about Tight security on the streets of Windsor for Royal wedding
PUBLISHED: 17:39 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:39 13 May 2018 PC Wesley Dewing rams a door to gain entry at a property in Derby Street, Norwich, as part of Operation Cayman searching for class A drugs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant The scale of the incursion of drug dealing into Norwich can be revealed after six months of intelligence work from police led to widespread disruption of the supply. PC Neil Wisken, and drugs dog Maggie, search a property in Orchard Street, Norwich, during Operation Cayman looking for class A drugs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Operation Cayman was launched last month as officers focused on the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in the city, and the related violence spilling out into the county from London gangs. For two weeks from April 16 more than 50 officers a day executed warrants and pre-planned arrests to interrupt the flow of drugs into Norwich. According to papers going before the police accountability forum on Monday, intelligence gathered from the … [Read more...] about Almost 30 county lines are funnelling crack and heroin into Norwich
0 Have your say IN the wake of the Windrush crisis, there has to be some protection given in law to the people who came to our island at a crucial time in history and brought with them their great talents. Their contribution to our country must be honoured and their right to stay guaranteed. None of this should ever have happened. Anyone with a valid claim to come to this country should be helped in any way we can. They contribute more to our way of life than the costs incurred. Legal, controlled immigration is a very important thing.Sadly, in this day and age, far too many people come here without the right to reside. I cannot understand why politicians such as Diane Abbott can never give a clear answer to the question of what to do with illegal immigrants. There is no shame with saying that anyone who comes here illegally should be automatically sent back. There is no shame in saying that we should return as many illegal immigrants as we possibly can. It is not racist or … [Read more...] about GP Taylor: Windrush scandal shows folly of refusal to accept ID cards
London's mayor says he is "angered and heartbroken" about ongoing deaths in the capital as he heaped further pressure on the Government about rising levels of violent crime. Sadiq Khan highlighted that crime had risen across the country since 2014 as he responded to calls he had not spoken out following the latest deaths.Seven people have died since last Friday on the streets of the capital, including the latest to be named, 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola.Mr Khan said on Twitter: "I'm angered and heartbroken by the number of violent deaths on our streets this week - and this year.He added in an interview: "Twelve of those who have lost their lives this year have been teenagers."As the father of two teenagers daughters I worry as a dad, and that's why we have to make sure we grapple with this problem - but I can't solve it by myself." I‘m angered and heartbroken by the recent violent deaths on our streets. @metpoliceuk patrols have already been increased and extra stop-and-search … [Read more...] about ‘Heartbroken’ mayor attacks government over latest London ‘murders’