Police horses assist 'day of action' in crackdown on serious crime in inner city Leeds

Officers on police horses have been drafted to a inner city Leeds neighbourhood in a crackdown on serious crime.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 6:00 am

The West Yorkshire Police 'day of action' took place in east Leeds on Tuesday March 2.

Officers from the East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) led the operation within the Lincoln Green and Haslewood areas of Burmantofts.

The high visibility patrols were organised in the hope of disrupting serious and organised crime and engaging with local people.

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Team 3 Burmantofts and Richmond Hill NPT officers were assisted by West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section (Photo: WYP)

Team 3 Burmantofts and Richmond Hill NPT officers were assisted by West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section.

A police spokesperson said: "A number of people were stopped and spoken to by the officers throughout the day and a vehicle was seized after checks highlighted the driver was not insured.

"A vast area was covered in the locality with thanks to West Yorkshire Police Horses and the local community were pleased to see the mounted officers and horses.

"East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team are committed to addressing community concerns raised, disrupting any activity which could lead to serious and organised crime.

"Officers will continue to proactively deploy to the area, in order to keep communities safe and feeling safe."

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