Police tackle drug dealing, street drinkers and speeding motorists in Armley

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Which way next for Armley Town Street? Photograph copyright Phil Kirby/theculturevulture.co.uk

Police are continuing their crackdown on problems with anti-social behaviour in Armley – and the Town Street area in particular, a public meeting heard last night.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police attended a meeting of Armley Forum – and said they had been targeting drug dealing across the area, including Town Street.

They said £700,000 of drugs had been discovered at a property of Branch Road. They are also targeting street-level dealers on Town Street and made four arrests and issued a further two warrants.

Ten injunctions with the powers of arrest have been issued to ongoing problems with street drinkers on Town Street.

A joint operation with Trading Standards also recovered £35,000 of illegal cigarettes on Town Street.

Armley Forum also heard that new speed detection equipment had been used in the Town Street and Hall Lane areas in a bid to discourage speeding motorists. Officers attending the forum acknowledged that road safety issues ‘continued to plague the area’.

Forum chair Cllr Jim McKenna (Lab, Armley) asked police to focus their speeding equipment on Green Hill Road, following complaints from a constituent about speeding motorists.

Armley Forum is run by Leeds City Council’s Inner West Community Committee.


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