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Police praised for ‘manning barricades’ during Wortley Ring Road flood

Police have been praised for their actions when Wortley Beck burst its banks and flooded the Outer Ring Road during recent storms.

Councillor David Blackburn told members of the Outer West Community Committee that he was impressed by the police and publicly thanked them for their support during last week’s floods at the normally busy junction with Branch Road, near Matalan.

Cllr Blackburn said:

“The police deserve praise – they manned the barricades for six hours before council Highways officers turned up, which we are also taking up with the director of Highways. The police were really good.”

Cllr Blackburn also said he was encouraged by police reports that some of the crime levels in Farnley & Wortley Ward were coming down.

Priority areas for police include anti-social behaviour on the Whincovers/Butterbowls, anti-social behaviour and drug dealing on the Heights estate, drug dealing on Cow Close Road and anti-social behaviour at St Wilfrid’s Church.

A police report to the meeting told councillors:

“We continue to tackle drug dealing across the ward and have made a number of arrests in December in both Farnley and Wortley in relation to the supply of drugs.”

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