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Police coming to your school

Police are cracking down on parents parking around school's. At the Mount School.
PC Kirsty Shepherd and PC Matthew Greenwood

Police are cracking down on parents parking around school's. At the Mount School. PC Kirsty Shepherd and PC Matthew Greenwood

Parents causing parking obstructions outside schools are being warned that police officers will be coming after them.

The central neighbourhood policing team will be targetting parents dropping off and picking up their children from school.

On Wednesday the first school they visited was The Mount Junior and Infant School, where officers issued three tickets.

A man who received a ticket then decided to perform a wheel spin as he was driving away from officers.

He will be issued with a section 59 warning which means if he commits another similar offence his vehicle will be seized under the Police Reform Act 2002.

A resident of The Mount, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It’s mindless and so inconsiderate.

“I have to plan my day around the school drop off and pick up times.”

Insp Ian Williams, of Central NPT, said: “We have agreed with schools to take an aggressive and sustainable approach to these serious parking issues which are a danger to children.

“We will be visiting a school, unannounced, each morning and afternoon when people have already parked their cars and ticket them for obstruction offences.

“My message is we will be coming to a school near you.”

 

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