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Police newsletter: Dealing with cannabis and speed

Posted on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 8:36 am by SH (Editor)

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The July newsletter from the local police beat team includes reports on a drugs raid at a “property in Bradley Stoke” and speed checks in the Woodlands Lane area.

In April, police seized 25 suspected cannabis plants with a potential street value up to £25,000 and found electricity being illegally obtained at a house in Bradley Stoke. A Bradley Stoke man aged 24, a Bristol man aged 22, and a Portishead woman aged 23 were arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Police say they carried out a one-hour speed check in Woodlands Lane and Pear Tree Road, netting three drivers travelling at over 40mph. The offenders have been fined £60 and invited to attend a driving course to avoid three penalty points.

The newsletter also reports on a 21-year-old burglar, jailed for two and a half years by Bristol Crown Court after admitting more than 70 crimes in Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke.

There’s also advice about dealing with anti-social behaviour (ASB), which police say usually increases over the summer.

By way of example, the police team cite the case of a 14-year-old boy who was being verbally abusive and aggressive to other teenagers and staff at local community facilities within the Bradley Stoke area.  The youth was given a two year Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) banning him from the skate park, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and the Willow Brook Centre.

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7 Responses to “Police newsletter: Dealing with cannabis and speed”

  1. Chris K Says:

    “The offenders have been fined £60 and invited to attend a driving course to avoid three penalty points.”

    I doubt they have been invited on a speed awareness course …
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-13888582

  2. Andy P Says:

    “Police say they carried out a one-hour speed check in Woodlands Lane and Pear Tree Road, netting three drivers travelling at over 40mph.”

    I wonder how many vehicles travelling between 30mph (the legal limit) and 40mph were ignored?

  3. cynical sid Says:

    Wonder if they caught the moron that rides a motorbike down Woodlands Lane at about 3pm on a most Sundays at speeds over 60mph? If not his day will come!

  4. Bert Says:

    Did anyone else think this article related to the variety of drugs that local police have been dealing with?

  5. SH (Editor) Says:

    Looks like my witty headline writing went right over @Bert’s head!

  6. Bert Says:

    Doh!

  7. Steven Palmer Says:

    The Bradley Stoke beat team has been trying to get local residents to support the team by starting a Community Speed Watch. Despite pleas for over a year, only 6 people have come forward. The Speed Watch group can now commence. If anyone else would like to help with this issue, please contact any of the local Community Police team members, at either the Police post at the Willowbrook Centre or Filton Police Station, or call 0845 456 7000 to register your interest.

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